Jane Fonda builds a shrine in honour of herself

The actress turned 77 earlier this week, prompting the new self-appreciation project

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Jane Fonda, for reasons we can’t phantom, has been suffering from a confidence crisis recently so has decided to build a shrine for herself.

The actress, who turned 77 on 21 December, came up with the idea while meditating.

“Ive found myself backsliding a bit of late in terms of where my thoughts have tended to reside (not always with the generosity of vision I wish for) and my confidence has been iffy for the past four months,” she wrote in a new blog post.

“So, while meditating today an idea came to me: I’m going to create a shrine to myself - or, at least, the self I wish to be, the self who began to manifest when I was a young girl before the shit hit the fan.”

But this will no ordinary shrine; research will begin for Fonda’s project early next year when she will start “collecting objects and symbols” that represent her finest attributes. A ceremonial-style lighting of a candle will then ensue.

 “I’m talking about creating a small place where I can put things that remind me, conjure up in me, the qualities that represent my best self,” she said.

“Things that remind me that I’m brave. I’ve been forgetting that. I will put a special candle on the shrine and burn sandalwood and put some special Native American artifacts that I’ve treasured over the years in honor of the Mohawk Nation where my Fonda ancestors built their homestead.”