Make way for Meryl Streep!

Now that is a speech!

She hooks people with sensible sense of humor in the beginning and ends it with a stake in the heart. After hearing her end the speech with a short yet powerful statement of “Take your broken heart into arts.”, I couldn’t help but get moved.

My husband’s family wass hanging out in our room so I quickly made an escape in the bathroom to hide my welling eyes after watching this. But my two year old daughter, Brave, was in the bathroom doing her business so I had no choice. So when I sat down to give myself time to swallow the message, I ducked my head in between my folded arms to get a grip. And Brave got worried.

Brave: Owwhhhh nooo…. crying. Mommy’s crying.

Me: No babe, I’m not. (still ducked)

Brave: Mommy, crying, why?

Me: Sssshhh!!!

Brave: Are you ok? Is Daddy mad?

Me: Brave, ssshhhh!!! (I was worried because my husband might hear her.) Daddy is not mad, daddy loves me. How did you get so smart?

Brave: Yiiiieeeessss!!! (….sounding like affirmative and giving a judgemental nonverbal arch of the eyebrows saying: how come you still cry if he loves you?)

And then I laughed because she was sincerely worried. I explained to her that I watched something touching. I watched somebody talk about equality with no filter and was plain truth. It was overwhelming.

Only Meryl Streep has this power of combining elegance with sarcasm and sense of humor. I love her.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 08: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Meryl Streep accepts Cecil B. DeMille Award during the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)



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