I’m a reader. An avid one, at that. I love stories, and I think part of the reason I do, is because I have a really good imagination. When it comes right down to it…I think that’s the difference between people who like books, and those who listen quietly without adding anything to a conversation centering on books other people have read. They have READ the words….but maybe the words don’t really transport them to amazing and wonderful places, as they do for me, and others who love books. It’s a hypothesis.
Which leads me to this post. I get a picture of people in my head, ones I read about…and it seems to stick with me in a powerful way. Even if Hollywood tends to disagree with me, and insists on making a movie with the wrong actor, I still cannot change the permanent image that stays stuck like a Wal-Mart price tag on plastic.
Consider Harry Potter, and Professor Dumbledore. I’m not quite sure what they were thinking….but this is and forever will be the famous and perfect Albus Dumbledore in my mind’s eye as I read the amazing story JK wrote…over and over and over.
And then, there is Twilight. Some huge mistakes were made there. For this one, I have to show the current boy they have cast as Jasper, to give you the full in the face shock of the pig’s ear these casting directors make of choosing actors.
…..I KNOW, right?
Consider MY choice:
and don’t even get me STARTED on Carlisle:
Wanna see the PERFECT Dr. Cullen? I thought you’d never ask.
I don’t know…maybe somehow he could play BOTH characters in the same movie. It’s a detail, really…..
And finally: My blogging friend Brig. You know, from Brigitte’s Banter? I love reading her awesome wordy wonders , and she comments like a rock star on my stuff ALLLLLLLL the time with thoughtful and brilliant remarks. But, she doesn’t divulge pictures of herself. And, so…I’ve had to come up with my own image to play on the screen of my inner eye. Here’s what’s happened. My friend, Kim, a lovely lady on Facebook who is not only primo coolio as a person, but is a FREAKIN BEAST because she is a Beachbody coach…has BECOME Brigitte.
Maybe it’s because they both have a way with words, they both admit to being blonde, and I know them to both be tiny. Either way, I’ve melded the two fantastic ladies into ONE Superwoman- Pull-up- Push-up Queen- Author-Hottie.
I don’t want to brag, but I think it’s clear that I really do have quite a fantastical imagination. For any of you Hollywood peeps out there, I’m available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays after my Yoga class and BEFORE the coffee shop with my girls.
And I’m super expensive, but totally worth it.