Hmm…Why do movie stars wear sunglasses?
Is it because it’s cool? Is it because sunglasses add an air of mystery to a person’s face? Maybe it’s just a fashion statement: I don’t have to look at you, I’ve got better things to do?
Maybe they just like to show off how much money they have. Sunglasses can get very expensive…just look for a nice pair of Dolce & Gabanna or Ray-Ban. When you see those diamond-encrusted specs, what do you think is in their back pocket? Hmmm…
Is it because sunglasses add a youthful air to people? To give them that I-feel-twenty-forever-and-I’m-indestructable feeling?
I’ll tell you why movie stars wear sunglasses.
Sunglasses have a way of masking your identity. Of hiding you in a certain way…After all, who wants to live their whole lives in the public eye? Eesh. How depressing. 😦
Would you like to live your life under the public eye? I know movie stars may have it rough; just look at one of the oh-so-common tabloid stars. They make one slip, it’s published all over the country. “Photos from Louise’s private wedding!” they boast. I mean come on. Seriously. Give it a rest, paparazzi. The lenses come out, the movie stars slip on their shades…
But we writers have it different, I’d like to believe. We can publish a book, then retire to our mountain cabin, I’d like to believe.
Of course, notice how I keep saying, I’d like to believe. I’m not sure it’s true…This is partly why I’ve wanted to keep my writerly identity secret (That, and I don’t place a lot of faith in the internet’s “benevolence”). It’d be nice to walk down the street, and instead of having people say, “Hey look, it’s JOSEPH CABITT!!!!! AAAAAAAhHH!!!!!” they’ll say, “Hey, how’s it going,—”
Oops, did you really think I’d tell? 😉