Two weeks ago I had a very interesting conversation with a friend of mine. We talked about ficitional characters in movies or on television and whom we could identify with the most. The first thing that came to my mind was Pippi Longstocking, but I wasn´t really content with that. The question has not left me since that dialog. Until Friday. I came home from work and since I never watch TV, I sat down in front of my laptop and searched the internet for interior design inspiration. My apartment still needs a lot of furniture and I have total freedom in doing whatever I want to.
By the way, here it is, pure and unfurnised:
I remembered that I always loved the way Dharma´s apartment looked. Very colorful, very vivid, very cozy and homelike. Dharma&Greg still is one of my all time favorite comedy series. Growing up it had a huge impact on me. Seeing Dharma´s free spirit and quirky way on TV made me feel like I wasn´t the only one out there, who did not care so much about how somebody is "supposed to be" rather than striving to be happy and individual.
At the age of 16 I wanted to be like her so badly, I was even tempted to cut my hair short and try anything to grow taller. I was very much focused on the bodily aspect of her and since it never happened that I grew 5 inches overnight, I gave up on her. Studying and work distracted me and I wandered away from my origins.
It is like discovering that Superman costume under your shirt after years. (Ok, not literally. Otherwise you should shower more… just a little hint.) As a teenager I have been making this all about looks and I was totally blind to the message behind it all. I could only feel that it had something that was attractive to me beyond words.
The only question left in the room is: WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG?
I´d love to know your favorite fictional characters and why you identify with them. Did your favorite characters change over time? Do you identify yourself because others said that you were much alike or is it something you discovered yourself?
Eeeeek, I know it might be really hard to understand the joy that I feel right now, but I really feel very psyched about this. Hello dawn!!!!
Many hugs and love to you!