Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Divorce at any Age

Divorce at any age is stressful more so when it involves children and money and cheating and substance abuse and mental illness and wounded souls ...

I've only recently been following the adventures of Sharon Osbourne because I've grown to like and respect her on "The Talk". Tuesday Sharon walked onto the set carrying a glass of lemonade, a reference to Beyonce's video about cheating. Sharon has never looked better and seems more emotionally stable than in the past, when I didn't follow her crazy life which she shares honestly. She and Ozzy have overcome many obstacles in their 30+ years of marriage from his addictions, cheating, and health issues to her personality disorders and more. And now she is free and not sure how to handle it. I really don't think they'll reconcile.

I am always repelled by performers like Ozzy - no matter how much success they have in shaping the world of entertainment. I know what you're going to say - it's near disorders that shape them into the artists they become. As you know, many iconic male musicians with addictive disorders have died in recent months. Ozzy always says that he's amazed he has not died from substance abuse.

Sharon's programming with Ozzy hopefully has come to an end; it's mostly been toxic to them and their family. They may still care about each other and share children and grandchildren and she is his business manager but what I feel that Sharon has the need to be free wherever that takes her. They are very wealthy people so the finances have to be considered unlike many senior women, Sharon can easily move forward. She has a great job, Emily and friends. I am sure the separation has been long coming and no surprise to those closest to her.

Divorce can happen at any age, though generally the end of a relationship for people in their 60s is about one of them dying. The person who was left alone in the 60s will face challenges as everything in this reality is about overcoming something. Some people are programmed to be successful at being alone, while others feel abandoned. It's all about the F words ... "feelings", "future", "finance".

The Best of Sharon Osbourne is yet to come.

The 69th Cannes Film Festival officially kicks off tonight but it is already well underway. Who's films get selected? Who's film wins in the end? Usually it's some drama with somebody overcomes obstacles ... but mostly it's about who's programmed to win whether or not they are the best at Cannes.

May 11-22, 2016

Cannes Film Festival Website

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes 2016: Reporter's diary  
BBC - May 11, 2016

5 Standout Things to Know About the 2016 Cannes Film Festival - May 11, 2016

Founded in 1946 the Cannes Film Festival previews new films
of all genres, including documentaries, from around the world.



We're in the midst of what art insiders are calling a gigaweek in which about $900 million of art is expected to be sold during auctions in New York. The most valuable work sold at auction is Pablo Picasso's 1955 painting "Les Femmes d'Alger (Version 'O')," which fetched $179.4 million a year ago today. Although Picasso achieved immense fortune in life, he was trailed by loss. In December 1894, when he was 13 and living in La Coruna, Spain, his 7-year-old sister, Conchita, contracted diphtheria. Pablo, who was already exhibiting works, vowed to God that he would never paint again if Conchita's life were spared. But he did pick up the paintbrush again, and she died the next month. The family moved to Barcelona, where Picasso would form his artistic identity. Later, he lived in Madrid and then Paris. The torment from Conchita's loss followed him, although he is said to have kept his broken vow a secret to everyone but the women in his life. Conchita appears in "Child With a Dove," created as he transitioned into his so-called Blue Period (1901-4), says the Picasso scholar John Richardson. In "Guernica," she is the girl holding a lamp, and Picasso's bronze sculpture of Conchita watches over his grave.

Thursday, Claude Monet's 1919 water lily canvas, "Le Bassin aux Nympheas," rates star billing at Christie's evening auction of Impressionist and Modern art. This signed and dated Monet hasn't been seen at auction and is estimated at $25 million to $35 million.