Today’s RTW question:
I would have given anything to be like…
Wow, this is hard. I’m not sure there was anyone I wanted to be JUST like, but I can think of certain traits about people I wished were mine.
When I was a kid, I was obsessed with Cyndi Lauper because she was so HER, you know with the dyed hair and the whole “I’ll do what I want attitude.” I wanted to be cool like her when I grew up. I did have dyed hair for awhile in my early 20’s, thanks to a friend who took charge of it while I was talking on the phone at her place one afternoon. She grabbed a chunk and started bleaching it and next thing I knew I had a bright red streak in my hair (see pic, although it was somewhat orange there from fadeage). I also had blue and green. Green = not so hot.
Above-mentioned friend can jump right into any social situation. People think I’m shady because I’m quiet. Or so I think they think.
I’d like to have her at-ease-ed-ness with crowds and loudness and all that stuff.
I admire my older brother’s crazy genius brain and people that are talented at things like art and singing and mind-blowing martial arts (Jet Li anyone?). But I can’t even draw a stick figure and Chuck Norris I am not.
I’ve got another friend that’s very much into saving animals and I love that about her – her resolve and dedication. She’s the type that would chain herself to a tree to protest wrongdoings.
I think it all boils down to: I’ve always liked the idea of leaving my mark on the world, of being memorable.*
“Hey, that’s that shady, quiet writer chick, isn’t it?”
“Cool. You think she wants to go out to the bar with us tonight?”
“No, probably not, I hear she spends Friday nights watching Welcome Back, Kotter episodes. She’s got a thing for Epstein.”
“How eccentric of her.”
*If nothing else, I can be known for my absurdity.