We All Deserve To Love And Be Loved

Born as Norma Jeane Mortenson inside a charity ward of a dilapidated Los Angeles County Hospital, this beautiful child would spend the first portion of her life facing great hardship.

Her mother, mentally unstable and financially destitute, and her father, ‘unknown’—she would spend these first few years of her childhood moving in and out of foster homes, and praying each night to love and to be loved in return. When she was just 16 years old, and in order to avoid yet another orphanage stay, she married a merchant marine. And when her new ‘husband’ was deployed to the Pacific, she began her first career working on the assembly line of an aeronautical plant.

It was a grueling, filthy job—but preferable still to the life she had once known.

And then, in 1945, when a photographer captured a still snapshot of this most magnificent beauty, she became…”Marilyn Monroe.”

When asked to describe herself in just a few short words, she replied,  “I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”

We all have our ‘edges’ and pieces of this inner sense of ‘brokeness,’ but at the end of day…don’t we all deserve to love and be loved in return?  And, remember—we all “get to choose who we’re going to let into out weird little worlds.”

Namaste and much love to you all.

Courtesy of The Elephant Journal

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