Thursday, October 24, 2013

Miley Cyrus: Personal Reinvention

Miley Cyrus.  Okay, our blog here is somewhat highfalutin' and somewhat occult and somewhat this and that, and so yes, it is also somewhat social commentary as well.  So yes ... again ... Miley Cyrus.  Why Miley Cyrus?  

Because she reinvented herself, and got a lot of flack for it.  Because her show at the awards was, granted, quite cheesy, and she could've done a great dance number and really made it a beautiful spectacle, but so what.  I personally respect anyone who can abandon their persona and reinvent themselves. She wasn't attached to Hanna Montana, or to her more G-rated singer persona.  She was courageous, and went for it, because that is what she wanted to do. She was going to disappoint many, invite the ire of many, bring on herself a lot of head shaking and eyeballs popping out of sockets.  But she was unafraid, and took the chance.  

And indeed, why not.  She is an amazing singer, talented, young, pretty, and rich as hell.  She is outspoken about racial equality and human issues. She's bold enough to satirize and parody people in power who take themselves too seriously (see her SNL hosting).  So the joke is on everyone else who would deny someone a personal reinvention.  It's called living life as art. No matter how young or how old, how rich or how poor, anyone can do something new, something different, to make an effort to bootstrap themselves out of old ruts, chreodes, and habits.  She is a shining example for all to see.  If her current reinvention is any indication, however, even her new image is a passing phase.  That's how it always should be ... and how it is anyway, whether people hang on with dear lives to their egos or not.