Meet Tina. She, and everyone around her, knew that she was exceptional from a very young age. At just 18 years old, Tina began a life of entertainment, ushered in by a magnetic but dangerous man. Shortly after their relationship began, Tina tried to break things off, but his response was to strike her in the head with a wooden instrument. From there she began a life that put her simultaneously on top of the world, and in the depths of fear. The tumultuous life they lead together saw them touring the world, writing and performing chart-topping songs. Hordes of fans cheered for them, and everybody knew the words to their songs. But few understood the abuse and neglect that Tina suffered behind the scenes, leading to an eventual suicide attempt. After 19 years in this abusive and high profile relationship, Tina fled their shared hotel room one night in 1976 with only 36 cents and a gas card to her name. She filed for divorce and embarked on the rest of her journey on her own. Freed from her abuser's oppression, Tina achieved what has been described as "one of the greatest comebacks in music history." She went on to sell over 100 million records worldwide, win 15 Grammy Awards, and become the first female on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine - among many, MANY other accolades. Tina is an absolute triumph of the human spirit, and a magnificent example of perserverance. She stands as an example not just to women but to humanity. Her legacy is unforgettable. She was simply the best.
This is the new Amy. This Amy would never have a gross refrigerator. She's not that kind of person. She's clean, organized and fresh. She feels sorry for the people with dirty fridge shelves and expired chicken stock boxes. She can't imagine having a 2 year old jar of pepperoncini peppers with mold on the inside of the lid. That's no way to live and Amy is glad she's the right kind of person. Yesterday Amy had two bags of clothes designated for Goodwill in her dining room corner. They'd been there for 2.5 months, eventually becoming invisible.
She slithers her way in and out of friend groups, wreaking havoc anywhere she can. She told you last week how much she admires you for not caring what you look like – she “just doesn’t feel right about leaving the house“ if she’s not completely put together.