Day # 9 Question: If I could create my own personal Mt. Rushmore I would honor these four individuals…
My own personal Mt. Rushmore would pay homage the four people whose unconditional love has made me the person that I am today. Because the real Mt. Rushmore is rather dull and anticlimactic, once you finally take the time to view it on Google Earth, I’m going to hire a few guys who know how to use a jackhammer to re-modify the current structure.
In place of George Washington’s face I would put my mother. Washington may have been the “father of our country”, but my mother was the “mother of me” and without her, I wouldn’t be had at work typing this blog, nor would I currently be any of the fabulous things that she taught me to be.
In place of Jefferson I would carve my oldest daughter. In a letter to James Madison, Thomas Jefferson once wrote, “A little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing…” Of course Jefferson was talking about rebellion being necessary for a sound government. In the case of my daughter, rebellion meant arguing nonstop with me from the ages of 11 to 17 and various hair colors, tattoos, and piercings. However, that rebellion was necessary for her to develop into the super amazing individual that she is today.
In place of Lincoln’s visage I would put my youngest daughter’s lovely image. Lincoln was a peacemaker, and was also well known for his impartiality and fairness. These are glowing attributes of my youngest’s personality. You will never meet a person more loving or accepting.
In place of Teddy Roosevelt, I would carve my husband. Mostly because Roosevelt is the dude with the glasses, and so is my hubby. My husband also claims to “speak softly and carry a big stick,” but I’ve actually never seen him carry any sort of stick. I’ve seen him toting a laptop, huge rolls of blueprints, and our gigantic cats. Since I’m already changing a major monument, I think I’ll change that quote to “Speak softly and carry a big cat,” making my husband’s face in place of Roosevelt’s the perfect choice.
Perhaps the most amazing feature of my new and improved Mt. Rushmore isn’t the image of my family that visitors to the monument will now see lovingly jackhammered before them. The most prolific image will be the fifth face; the face that will be visible when a photo of Mt. Rushmore is viewed from the side. Most of you have probably seen this image, and heard various conjectures as to who this fifth face belongs to.
When the image of the new and improved Mt. Rushmore is turned to its side, viewers will be awed by the profile of none other than awe inspiring, magnificent Oprah!
Wishing a fantastic, productive Monday to all of my blogging buddies!
**Props must be given to Wikipedia for the Thomas Jefferson quote and information.