"I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves." Ludwig Wittgenstein

Sunday, November 22, 2009

"Sharks" and "Wolves”

Lola was not only smarter than she looked, she was tougher, too. Of course, you have to be tough, if you’re going to make it in Hollywood.

When she first contemplated moving to Tinsel Town from Boston, her Daddy had been against it, and warned her that she had chosen a treacherous career path, and that Hollywood was filled with "sharks" and "wolves," ready to devour the next attractive young woman who stepped off the Greyhound bus. Luckily, Lola hadn’t arrived by bus, she had driven from Boston to Hollywood in her 1997 Corolla. Nonetheless, she did bring with her, just as a precaution, the Smith & Wesson her father had given her, just in case the West (West Hollywood, that is) turned out to be as wild and uncivilized as her father, in his uncanny prescience, had warned her it would be.

Lola hated to admit it, but her Daddy hadn't been wrong at all.

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