Wednesday, May 23
A Little Southern Comfort...
Four women talking about life, figuring out love and telling people off on a weekly basis? I was in heaven!! I could escape from farm-ville (not that I didn't love it) and be part of oh-so-glamorous (to me) Atlanta, where Scarlett O'Hara might still be found...where adventures happened every week (even if the adventure was just a washed up baseball player finding himself in Suzanne's bedroom or Mary Jo confronting a purse snatcher or Charlene giving her singing dream another shot) and the characters always knew exactly what to say at the exactly right moment to really get their point (or zing) across.
I kind of was Charlene -- a naive, country girl. But oh, how I wanted to be as glamorous as Suzanne, as mouthy as Julia or as innocent-yet-tough as Mary Jo. I still do, actually. I want to be all the Designing Women wrapped up in a Kristina bow. And that is why Linda Bloodworth Thomason is one of my favorite writers...sure, I can't pick up a copy of one of her books, but I can pop in a DVD and revisit those characters that helped me figure out who I was, who I wanted to be and what I would believe in. Things I still believe in to this day.
Friendship. Honor. Love. Family. Isn't that what we all strive for? Who is your comfort read - or watch, as the case may be?