I Hate Jill Zarin Oprah’s Finale by Quincy IL
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The Final Oprah by Quincy IL
Oprah wore pink for her final goodbye. She looked better than she did 25 years ago when she moved from Baltimore and started a show in Chicago. Her first show was a cooking show with an electric pan, two football players and no audience. The next day, the set up folding chairs and forced the staff to become her audience. They would lure people off the street with offers of coffee and doughnuts.
People in the audience were crying and at times she looked like she might cry, but she did not. Oprah thanked her audience and the viewers at home for being with her for 4,561 days of her life. She mentioned the song “Amazing Grace” and how much that song means to her.
Oprah was 30 years old when she arrived to work for the AM show of WLS. She was so grateful for the opportunity. They showed video of her in the early shows in velour outfits.
Oprah always wanted to be a teacher and this show was her opportunity to teach. Today, there would be no gifts under their chairs and no surprises. This show was her love letter to all of her friends who have watched her for so many years.
Oprah felt she was called to do this. She said that everyone is called and over the years she learned that the people most successful were those who answered the calling and loved doing what they were doing. She said it did not have to be a paid position and mentioned many volunteers that she has had on over the years. She talked about pie ladies and prisoners who train puppies for soldiers missing limbs.
Oprah talked about the many stars like Lady Gaga and Tina Turner who have entertained the audience and loved their careers. She talked about the inner spark that illuminates within all of us. She mentioned that her show was watched in 150 countries.
Oprah said that her platform was the stage, but all of us can reach out to others and help them. She called this our circle of influence. She said she learned to hear and to heal. She wanted everyone to carry forward what they have learned. Everyone has the power to change their own life.
They shared a scene from “The Color Purple” with Whoopi Goldberg where her character leaves the farm that had entrapped her for her whole life. Whoopie said, “Everything done to me already done to you.” Oprah broke that circle when she left the Mississippi farm and went to Chicago and to her life with all of us. She asks us to do the same.
In the beginning, her show featured a lot of people who made bad choices and blamed everyone but themselves. She said she changed after reading the book of a Harvard neuroscientist who had a stroke and found that she could perceive Energy within her doctors and nurses. This insight helped Oprah throughout the years. There is a sign in her office that reads: “Please take responsibility for the Energy that you bring into my space.”
Oprah believes in the 3rd Law of Newtonian Physics: for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. No one completes you. Live your life knowing that you are not alone.
In one of Oprah’s early shows they featured a family whose father was an alcoholic. The showed a 3 year old comforting her mother. Oprah said that we have to stop these cycles. The showed people who were guests on her shows telling the audience that they were alcoholics, gay, had AIDS, were raped, beat their wives, and addicted to drugs.
Oprah had a friend who was angry with her and did not speak to her for 12 years over a misunderstanding. The friend admitted that she felt unworthy, but Oprah wisely did not take responsibility for the feeling of her friend. Oprah said you can block your own blessings. You alone are enough.
Oprah’s grandmother used to hit her upside the head, but she said that when you hear the whisper you should listen and be responsible for what happens to you as an adult.
Oprah regrets not having done enough to stop child sexual seduction and rape. She spoke of not blaming herself for what happened to her as a child. She learned that the predators are manipulative and that children are the victims. Tyler Perry told people of the abuse he suffered as a child and 200 men in audience stood up with photos of themselves during the time they were abused sexually. Today those men are fathers, doctors and teachers and they want this abuse to stop.
The show was a safe harbor for Oprah. The audience liberated her so that she could share the things that had happened to her and help others.
Oprah’s 4th grade teacher asked to be there on her last day. This teacher validated Oprah and gave her the opportunity to shine. The teacher was on the show in 1988 and she was quite elderly now, but she wanted to be there for Oprah on her last day.
You can contact Oprah at firstname.lastname@example.org and she is going to read the email. You may get a reply.
She started her life in 1954 in rural Mississippi when she was a lonely little girl. Her parents and grandmother did what they could do.
Oprah spoke to the audience and to the people watching at home. She said, “You have been the great love of my life.” The camera went to her boyfriend, Stedman who was clapping. She said that people asked her if ending her show was bitter sweet, but she said it was” all sweet, no bitter.”
She mentioned that so many had kept gratitude journals with her. She said that we should keep sweet inspiration until we meet again.
Jill Zarin and the Moroccan Trip
I noticed that Jill Zarin felt the need to go after Ramona Singer concerning Ramona’s fear of traveling to Morocco. I read articles suggesting that there were requests for for increased security in the fall of 2010 and had used that idea in the story that Lynn and I wrote before season 4 of “The Real Housewives of NYC” began. In the spring of 2010, Jill and her family members went to Israel and visited with members of the Israeli Army. I read her comments about her trip on her twitter. These tweets are in the archives of this blog somewhere. Jill knows that travel to that part of the world requires vigilance and security. It’s not a trip to Disney World.
The following paragraph was taken from Jill Zarin’s blog:
“I loved seeing Luann and Sonja have a lunch that wasn’t about bashing anyone, just working together to plan a fabulous trip to Morocco. I had heard so much about it and seeing that I am finally kid free, I was able to leave home for a week with my girlfriends. I know how many children we have among us and how hard it is for everyone to leave their lives, so to say “trip of a lifetime” is an understatement. I rarely leave Bobby for even one night, unless I am visiting my parents. When I asked him if he would mind if I went without him, he didn’t try to control me and make me feel guilty. Hearing Ramona say they don’t respect women in Morocco made me cringe. Morocco is not Iran or Saudi Arabia. Her ignorance is no longer a viable excuse. Wait until you see what happens when we actually get there!”
Actually Jill, Morocco is a lot like Iran before the 1979 Revolution. The King keeps a tight grip on the citizens’ activities as did the Shah of Iran. There have been terror attacks and protests that have been shut down by the government of Morocco.
Jill made comments about being Jewish and going to Morocco. The NYPost thought she was joking. The possible dangers of going to Morocco must have been on Jill’s mind also. She lived in NYC during the 9/11 attack so I am sure she is aware there are dangers from terrorism as we all do. So why make such a big deal about Ramona’s statements? Jill probably forgot that she made these statements/jokes.
The following is from the New York Post:
The “Real Housewives of New York City” are doing their best to emulate “Sex and the City 2” on location in Morocco. Kelly Bensimon, Jill Zarin and Countess LuAnn de Lesseps jetted out to Marrakech last Thursday and Alex McCord, Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan flew out on Friday. A source told Page Six, “It’s totally ‘Sex and the City’-inspired. They’re riding camels, staying at the same plush hotels and going to the markets . . . We’re already guessing which one will have an ex-boyfriend show up like Carrie Bradshaw. The ladies have of course been as demanding as ever, insisting to only fly in a class with a flat bed and personal security. Jill even joked, ‘Why are we going to Morocco — don’t they know I’m Jewish?’ ”
I think Jill Zarin did not remember that articles about her thoughts on the trip were in the New York Post and online. I see this as another inconsistency. Jill felt the need to point out Ramona’s concerns in her blog, but ignores her own concerns at the time.
Jill Zarin is not afraid to have a snake on her head because she wears snake skin shoes. This is Jill trying to be funny. You have to give her credit for trying.
Luann was correct about Marrakesh; it is a lot like Paris. The population had been known to have riots and burn cars in the streets. That has happened several times in Paris in the last few years.
For the next three weeks, “The Real Housewives of New York City” are going to Marrakesh. They play out their version of “Sex and the City 2” with colorful costumes, visits to exotic souks (exotic markets) and camel rides. It’s going to be fun even if Jill spends her time complaining and fighting with Ramona. I’m exicted.