Will Paris Learn Why The Caged Bird Sings?

06/11/2007 05:15 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Here's her chance. It would be a mistake to underestimate the impact on her of that spartan cell she's camped out in. It's actually an opportunity. The reception she got at the MTV awards after Sarah Silverman whacked her is made flesh (or concrete and plastic) by that cell. She has been raised with family and friends and sycophants telling her that, sure, people say mean things about you -- but it's because they are envious. That's the key to her immunity. That's how she has been able to shrug of everything negative that circulates around about her.

But that cell is telling her -- it's not just that. People have contempt for you, for your wasted life. Alone in that space you are nothing, just like the rest of us -- but no more than the rest of us.

And no less either.

That's why the caged bird sings.

She should think about both those aspects of her situation.

What really makes this an opportunity for her, the one good thing about that tiny cell and the traumatic cutback on social stimulation, is this: she finally has time to think.

If she has the guts.

Peace, Paris