It concerns me that there is a chance that you, Zenyatta: Queen of the Race Track, will not be awarded the trophy of “Horse of the Year”. What more do you have to do to show the world how electrifying you are, how talented you are down the stretch, how much you mean to the Sport of Kings and how much you are loved by so many race fans old or new, young or old. You truly deserve better.
But life is not always fair. For whatever reason some get accolades that are somewhat undeserving while others who are greatly deserving go unrewarded. “That’s life”, as the song goes. But don’t let that get you down. You are not the first who will go without official presentations of greatness with titles and trophies. You have won yours already, and they are on display in the hearts of millions of Americans and fans around the world.
But when you are feeling down and slightly overlooked, know that you have company. Another member of that group is none other than Cher. The list of achievements for this superstar reads like a litany that would overshadow most musicians of our time.
–She holds the Hot 100 record for the longest hit-making career span, with 33 years between the release of her first and most recent #1 singles, in 1965 and 1999.
–Cher ended her 3-year-long “Farewell Tour” in 2005 as the most successful tour by a female solo artist of all time.
–She has won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, three Golden Globes, a Cannes Film Festival Award and a People’s Choice Award for her work in film, music and television.
–With a career lasting over 45 years, Cher has sold over 100 million records worldwide!
–She is often referred to as The Goddess of Pop.
If you want to get totally blown away, look up Cher on Wikipedia. You will be amazed as well as a bit disgruntled. Cher, for some unknown reason, is NOT in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
So you see, Queen Zen, life isn’t always fair but know that just like in the Wizard of Oz, the lion didn’t need a badge to be courageous, or the tin man a heart to feel emotion, or the scarecrow a brain to figure things out. And you and Cher don’t need a trophy to know that you are the “greatest” in the eyes of millions.