Sunday, October 26, 2008

Brave. New. World.

I can't help but feel personal attachments to characters in books, movies, and tv shows. For some reason, when I read or watch I automatically make these interesting, yet weird connections with them.

For instance, it is so easy to relate to certain characters based on the things that are happening around them. Maybe some bring out certain characteristics that remind you of yourself...... Maybe even some of the characters may look like you. Regardless, I think it's difficult to NOT want to relate to the things you read or watch or hear.

Ah, perhaps because it's not real. Sometimes it's nice to live in a fantasy world, where at the end of the day everything works out the way you want it to. In the real world, however, things usually do not go the way you want them to. This is when we think back to the books, movies, etc. and ask ourself "Why can't things work out for me, like they did for so and so"? Sometimes I have to bring myself back down to reality, and understand that I am not just some character on a tv show. Although, we all wish at one point or another that we were.

Who would you be?! There's so much to choose from. Maybe Kevin or Kitty from Brother's and Sister's. Both are driven, passionate about what they do, lovers not fighters... I see those things in myself. Maybe I'm a little bit of George or Izzie from Grey's Anatomy...... Wanting to help others, but usually just screwing it up and making it complicated along the way. Maybe even a little Bre from Desperate Housewives. OCD about everyhing... etc. But I can't forgot about Betty. No one believes in her, yet, she always pulls through. Even though she doubts herself, she always overcomes her own self doubt. Maybe she is the one that I wish I were more like?!

Ahh. To dream. to wonder. to want. There is so much out there. So much to think of, and to discover and simply never enough time.

At the end of the day, let the dreamers dream.... and the thinkers think.

good night.


Amanda said...

You and I watch exactly the same TV.

aurora borealis said...

There is a lot to choose from. I'm not familiar with some of your choices but who doesn't love Betty Suarez??? :-) I don't know who I'd be... I'd probably just stick w/myself :-)

"Sunshine" said...

That's a sign that the writers are creating realistic characters. You have to take pieces of yourself and people you know to create a believable character.

I'm one of Sarah Carr's friends, by the way.