It was May 25. Or, the last day of Oprah.
It's all people want to talk about. 25 years of Oprah ending on May 25. That isn't a coincidence.
I will admit, the end of Oprah's show is the end of an era. She redefined the talk show, increased the overall intelligence of many with her book club, introduced us to the real side of many famous people (which in some cases like Tom Cruise kind of became a PR nightmare for the celeb), and between her favorite things and her giveaways...showed us a sort of glamorous life on a regular person's budget.
It won't be the last we see of her. Mark my words - she will end up in politics. Some joke that Oprah has more money than God and that may well be true but I would also argue she has more dreams and ambitions than a lot of us. Or, perhaps, she just has the guts to go after them.
I haven't really watched her in years, but when SNL spoofs on you...you are pretty solidly ingrained in the culture of America. I still catch the occasional clip or interview on YouTube. She is like an old friend, always just there...until she's not.
She raised the bar for women, and for that I am grateful. She brought grace and poise and sophistication to daytime TV, and for that we should all be grateful. Love her or hate her, she is a true success story. She wasn't born with a silver spoon in her mouth and yet she has impacted the lives of so many. I am pretty certain there is nothing but silver in her utensil drawer now.
I am looking forward to what's next...as I'm sure she has it already figured out. That's why we admire her.