WARNING: This post has nothing to do with Orchard House. I’m watching The Legend of 1900, and in a scene, immigrants are coming the United States, and they talk of the honor of being the first to scream “America” as the Statue of Liberty came into sight. What drama!!! Who thought to have a giant iron statue greet sea sick immigrants as they arrived after a perilous ocean voyage. A genius!
Blah Blah Blah, I understand it was a gift from the French (and all that jazz), but you have to admit, that has style. I can only imagine as my ancestors sailed into New York, if they were the first to announce the ships arrival. Sure their last names may have been changed and their “old world” identity hidden, but the dramatic image seeing that huge lady must have been worth it all.
Whether it be Taco Bell, Four Loko, or Oasis of the Seas, Americans certainly have a flair for drama! Big bathrooms, big cars, and big oil rule us. It’s all so big! So dramatic. Just something to think about.