I had just re-read King Duncan’s comment about not being able to discern the thoughts of even a trusted friend; after all, they could become a traitor as the Thane of Cawdor did in Macbeth. Cawdor’s betrayal prompted Duncan to comment, There’s no art to find the mind’s construction in the face.” The idea was fresh in my mind when I saw Rachel Smith, Miss USA, fall during the recent competition in Mexico City.
I suppose everyone says they are not pageant watchers, so I will tell you that I really am not a pageant watcher, it was just an unfortunate coincidence my channel surfing brought me to her at just the moment Smith fell during the evening gown competition. While the fact that the face keeps its secrets was bad for Duncan, it was good for our Miss USA who never exhibited anything but grace during her fall and after – even when the audience booed her.
The booers apparently didn’t think someone who fell should have made it to the top 5 of the competition; I say anyone who can keep themselves together while falling, having their hopes dashed and being booed on international television definitely has some amazing qualities worth some extra credit points.
Keep up the good work, Rachel.