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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Thought for the Day 3/14/07

I'm being bad tonight (yep, I'm posting tomorrow's "thought" the night before--nope, it's not 7:30 AM). More importantly though, I'm watching "Sex and the City" (the final episodes...but not the very last one--dammit). I'm staying up late and indulging in the problems of other people's fictional characters.

My own fictional characters have a bunch of issues they are deep in the midst of realizing (not nearly ready for the "sorting through" phase).

Carrie's just gotten into the limo with Big. I won't segue this appropriately (maybe there is no appropriate way), but there was a point in "The Last Unicorn" where Molly confronts the unicorn and screams, "How dare you come to me now--When I am this!"

Oh--Carrie's out of the car, yelling at him--accusing Big of having some sort of radar that lets him swoop in and ruin her every happiness. Isn't that just like a male romantic lead?

At first the two scenes seem so utterly different, and yet the emotional chord it strikes (for me at least) is the same. Molly wasn't truly happy (or fulfilled) when the unicorn she always dreamed of finally showed up and so she felt cheated by time and circumstance. Carrie feels (or will feel) similarly--She thinks she's moving on with her life (but it seems she's really "settling" for her second or perhaps third choice of a man) and when the thing (Big) she always wanted is finally ready for her, she's betrayed--outraged. She simply can't handle it and so she retreats.

So here's a "Thought for the Day" in there somewhere... Ah--What examples of literature or film seem outwardly vastly different to you (initially) but then share some extremely similar characteristics after all?
~Saoirse

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