You thought I forgot about Stream of Consciousness Sunday, didn’t you? I never forget. I just sometimes have a few glasses of wine on a Saturday night with my husband and enjoy the moments and completely forget about this whole blogging thing.
Then I awake the next morning and think “Oh, good morning, Sunday. Nice to see you.” Followed by “SUNDAY? MUST WRITE.” So here is my Sunday stream of consciousness, appropriately enough.
Total fluffy thoughts today. It’s truly Sunday morning (but you probably figured that out due to my late publishing time) and my brain doesn’t seem to go that deep on Sunday mornings. Or maybe it would if I gave it a chance to wake up.
I was out sort of late last night (for me, anyway) and my brain was working a little better then. I was thinking about a quote a friend reminded me of a few days ago. It’s from the movie The Princess Bride. I liked the movie and remember I would have given anything to look like Robin Wright. But there was one scene, one quote that she mentioned. Wesley, the hero of the movie looks at the Princess and says, “Life is pain, Highness.”
Now you’re expecting me to go deep here, right? Nope. I started thinking about that quote. I started thinking about the word “Highness” and how weird that is. To call someone “Your Highness.” It’s totally implying you’re higher than me. You’re better. You’re more exalted than me. I think that’s weird.
So then I moved on to “Your Majesty.” I think that makes sense for a king or queen. “Your Excellency”? Who is that for? And emperor? A duke? A sheik? All these titles when really we’re all kind of the same. Just some have more money and jewels and more manners than the rest of us.
Clearly, if I’m ever in the face of royalty, I’m going to need some help with the protocol.