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Monday, October 19, 2009
It's Not Over 'Til It's Over
Watched Oprah talk to Iron Mike Tyson. It was amazing. The man was so articulate yet so helpless. I think that the words came from years in rehab. But I also believed that he was manipulating no one.
He blamed no one but himself. He said he lost God while he was in prison and implied that he regained Him, but that those three years were awful.
He talked about his rage, but seemed incapable of really blaming that but just talked about how he has decided since all of that, that he is on his way to trying just to be good. He said he figured that that really is what everyone wants. It would seem to me that he is right, but the problem is that everyone's route to that is different.
He talked about the death of his beautiful little daughter, and was truly broken about that. He was wonderful as he introduced his new baby girl. She is beautiful. And he spoke of his other five children with such love and devotion.
Oprah talked about how she had followed his career for Stedman but that she had been horrified by his violence. She said she finally saw him for what he simply was: human. I think she's right. I think I saw him that way for the first time, too.
Maybe the movie, Tyson, might be worth the trip to the rental store.
Retired teacher, MaEd Counseling, Married, two adult sons, one fabulous daughter-in-law, two granddaughters. Trying like crazy to make something of retirement. I love getting up at 9AM and love hanging out wherever and whenever I choose, but I'm trying to add meaning. Meaning. Isn't that what we're all after?