Oh, Give Me A Clone…Oh, Give Me A Break!
By Julie Donner Andersen
Consider Paul and Linda.....
The world mourned a few years ago when former Beatles star, Paul McCartney, lost his beautiful and talented wife, Linda. Tragically, she had succumbed to cancer after having fought the disease valiantly for some time. One can only imagine the terrifying journey that Paul took with Linda, as he went from hopeful to hopeless, and finally, to a funeral. As a people, we were saddened by the news, and our hearts broke for Paul. How lonely and sad he must be now, we thought. The love of his life had been taken away from him. It seemed inconceivable that he would ever remarry. But if he should, we wondered who could possibly ever replace such a courageous, lovely, and talented woman as Linda McCartney?
Recently, we learn of the glad tidings of Paul’s remarriage, and we are happy for him. But what about his new bride? Certainly, Linda McCartney will be a tough act to follow. No matter how hard we try, we just can’t seem to lower Linda’s pedestal to accommodate Paul’s new wife, no matter how wonderful she may be. And we wonder…how could Paul (or any widower, for that matter) remarry and betray his wife’s precious memory and her well-deserved perch at the top of her pedestal?