Today launches “Heroine Wednesday”. This blog may end up with a little more depth than Fantasy Man Monday and then again it may arrive at an equally superficial place. I’m unpredictable like that.
However, today I am thinking about heroines and how women have shaped the world.
I’ll go on the record as saying I love Belle.
She was the first Disney Heroine that I remember, (Emphasis on remember), being a real individual. She didn’t need the prince on the charger to make her life complete. She had the company of a good book and her own imagination.
She made her own happy ending and didn’t let a difference in species become a barrier to true love.
This next picture is obviously an actress portraying Queen Elizabeth. I think the Queen is a modern heroine. I would like to know more about her. Humm perhaps some biographical reading is in order during this new year.
But consider this actresses “look”. This is a picture worth a thousand words. What do you see? Shrewd, thoughtful, planning, …. the mind of a matriarch at work.
I could portray an array of hot women here in the classic heroine roles. Frankly this blog may degrade to that in insuring weeks. I will never undermine the power of a hot woman with a gun in her hand. (lol)
Yet, when I consider the real heroines that are currently shaping my life I think of my breast buddy who gracefully survived breast cancer with the support of her loving husband and family.
My own marriage did not survive the disease. Frankly my relationship with my current ex-husband was sick before I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005. So I really can’t blame breast cancer, although somehow I do. Lately I believe I am thanking breast cancer for giving me the courage to begin to fix things in my life….bad relationships being primary.
My ex had the nerve to give me an angel ornament for Christmas with the breast cancer ribbon around it’s neck saying support, strength, love…. some such nonsense. I resisted the urge to run it over with the truck and send it back to him in pieces with a note saying “yeah pal thanks for the support. Here’s to ya.” Yet I digress muchly. LOL
So my heroines and heroes are families fighting the big C whether it be breast, colon, whatever kind of disease eating at your life and sense of value. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
link to the photography artist responsible for this black and white