Oprah – I’m Going to Miss You
There are plenty of people who dislake her (my own mother thinks she’s ‘uppity’), but I, for one, love her. I think she has done some wonderful things in her 25 years on air. She’s generous, she’s insightful, and she’s entertaining. And for the most part, she’s reliable. I know that every day at 3 and 5pm, Oprah will be on my television and that if I set my VCR (yes, VCR…I’m old school) she will be waiting for me after my workout.
I had made the decision to watch all of the “Farewell Season”‘s episodes, unfortunately, things don’t always work out the way we intend. But I’ve been watching most of them and I WILL watch the remaining 11 shows. And more than likely I will bawl during the last show….and then some.
I’ve written several letters to Oprah over the years…comments on guests or personal thoughts and shares and I know that Oprah’s words, in some way, have helped me in something in my span of watching this show.
I know that her words and her light will continue to shine and live on in people all around the world and give people hope.
No, she’s not a saint or a preacher or a wizard. But here’s what I compare her to: back in the 90’s medium James Van Prague had a show…where he would communicate with deceased family/friends of his living guests…many people scoffed at his communications…but my aunt said to me one day “If he’s giving people hope and closure, and making them feel better, then why not?” He wasn’t taking advantage of these people…he was simply releasing them from whatever it was that they needed to be released from. If loving and admiring Oprah can bring hope to people in the world who are down on their luck or who need an inspiration, then why not just let them be? She’s not taking advantage of anyone. She’s not hurting anyone.
I sometimes find hope in the things that Oprah does. I certainly have admiration for many of the things she’s done. I will continue to be an Oprah fan even when her show has left the air. And if I need an Oprah boost I will watch her network, OWN or have a good cry over “The Color Purple.”