Martha and Me.

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There is a programme about Martha on BBC 2 in an hours time. The BBC describes it thus:

" Convicted criminal Martha Stewart is the most successful lifestyle guru the world has ever known. Martha has made over a billion dollars teaching Americans how to cook, decorate and garden. She is richer than the Queen, Madonna and Delia Smith put together.

During the course of Martha's five month sentence, film maker Jamie Campbell rented a caravan in a trailer-park opposite Martha's jail, and tried to live his life according to the ideals of America's domestic diva. Bewildered by the cult-like dedication of her fans and intrigued by what he learnt on trips into her past life, Jamie gradually discovers that behind the image of the perfect homemaker, there is something much darker lurking..."

Enough already! Hasn't the poor woman taken enough flak? I swear nobody ever writes a good word about her: and yet we judge her because she is human and thus incapable of maintaining a perfect facade 24 hrs a day, 365 days a year. A facade we would sell our souls to imitate.

I love her for what she can teach me: for all she can bring to my  world. I love her because she makes me want to be  a better homemaker: because she widens my horizons and because her magazine is a joy and her life beyond that is none of my business.

Let's give her a break.