I never knew why most people have some sort of fascination with her, why there is something in her that seems so enthralling, yet I found myself amongst these people. She was everything I hoped to be---talented, lovable, beautiful. She was adored and cherished by many, with her charm and personality and impeccable talent. I’ve never laid my hands on a Marilyn Monroe biography (though I'd really like to, woes of living so very far away, I may as well live in Narnia), but I’ve settled for stories, facts, I think I've also seen some documentaries, and articles online and from magazines in hopes of unraveling more of her story. It was an issue of Vanity Fair wherein I read some of her unearthed writings from her journal that I got a glimpse of her true life. Though they are now just hollow echoes from her past, her words meant so much to me. With words she has showed that she was not only beautiful and talented; she was also a strong woman, she was compassionate and loving, she smiled to the world even when she was struggling, and she loved so many people and things, hopelessly and endlessly. I will never forget how much she has inspired me, even with her mere memory. I never knew her, and I'm sorry that I never did, because to me, she was everything. Her works of art, her talent, her story remains with most of us who adored her, whose lives she has touched and more. Marilyn, I truly hope you're happy. You deserve all the love and happiness the world could give, and I hope that you've found it, that you have it, wherever you may be. Thank you for gracing our lives with true beauty, for making most of us feel loved to this day, for being an angel to many.
Norma Jeane Baker (June 1st 1926 – August 5th 1962)