when i was young...a long time ago. i so wanted to be scarlett o'hara's mother (melanie wilkes was my second choice)...kind, giving, gentle...a real lady...soft, generous and genteel.
i thought scarlett was a spoiled rotten hag.
as i have matured, i have accepted the fact that genteel lady-hood is a thousand miles and one hundred years away from me....and i have learned enough about life to know that scarlett had her good points...strength, loyalty and determination (but no one liked her much.)
i am probably more like scarlett...but instead of saying a polite yet scoffing..."fiddle-dee-dee"...i am more likely to say..."grab a freaking brain."
sigh..i grew up to be honest, loyal and blunt...hmmph...i was aiming for something different...i kind of flew off the lady-like mark!
who did you want to be like when you grew up?...and who did you actually become more like in the end?