Beanery Online Literary Magazine

November 29, 2010

Fifteen Minutes of Fame: Part 2—Wanna Be Fame

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

FIFTEEN MINUTES OF FAME: Part 2—WANNA BE FAME

What I’d like to be known for. . .

Kathleen Clark 

     I’m neither an actress, singer or otherwise known celebrity.

     If I could choose my moment of fame, I’d prefer it to be something notable, noble and/or memorable—something friends, relative and the unknown millions could point to with pride.

     Being a writer I’d love to have a successfully published New York Times Best Seller novel. Or a collection of short stories or poems future generations can pull off their local library shelves or buy at Barnes & Noble.

     “Look Emily, your great-great grandmother wrote this!”

     Such is every writer’s dream!

     My second choice, which is closer to reality, comes from my artistic talent. I’ve always loved dabbling in paint, making crafts and drawing. Leaving behind a collection of artistic creations recently became a distinct reality when I was accepted into a training program through Westmoreland County Community College (Youngwood, Pennsylvania), which placed me at the Geyer Performing Arts Center in Scottdale.

     While there I took on the often overwhelming task of hand-painting forty plaques depicting every musical performed at the theatre in its twenty-year history. awaiting completion by the Geyer Board of Directors.

     As I tirelessly worked I thought Once finished, I’ll be leaving a “forever legacy” at the Geyer; long after I’m dust and ashes, my creative personal touch will live on, displayed forever for theatre and art lovers everywhere! How cool is that?

     Multiple hours and three months later this I’m-never-going-to-get-done project was finished. The plaques were ready to be mounted on the second floor theater wall,

     My third choice for my fifteen minutes of fame would likely involve an “unplanned” event, such as saving a person from an auto wreck, a burning building, a natural disaster or perhaps pounding the bee jeepers out of some mugger! Or perhaps I could rescue an animal from some perilous situation or act of cruelty. I hate it when people abuse animals!

     I’d feel ashamed to be remembered for waving the fame flag by doing something really stupid or cruel, or for a selfish, attention-getting act!

     Fame is something consciously worked at or completely unexpected or unpredictable!

To read Fifteen Minutes of Fame: Part 1—The Real Thing click on:

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BOOKALICIOUS!

GRANDKITTY

LOSS AND LOVE

A DOG FOR ALL SEASONS

ALWAYS IN THREES

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