Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I Long to Be a Woman Who Chose Her Own Battles

I thought it was Enough to just post this Wonderful Painting of a Woman with Hair Horns. I also liked the title I made up to go with it. But apparently it's Not Enough. It's Never Enough.

I just love the Concept of Horns. I would not like to grow any myself. But I do like the idea of turning your hair into them.

Why horns, you may ask? I'm not sure. Maybe they signify gutsiness. You know, like Don't Mess with Me.

Doris Day in 'The Pyjama Game,' Katherine Hepburn in 'The African Queen', Queen Latifah in 'Chicago' & perhaps Dear Doris again in 'Calamity Jane'. These were suggestions made to me by my colleagues when I asked them about Gutsy Women. Someone suggested Scarlett O'Hara. And I suppose she is pretty gutsy. In fact, probably the Gutsiest of them All. But I couldn't bear to put her on my list because I just Loathe 'Gone with the Wind'. It's just so overblown.

If you've got any suggestions, I'd love to hear them.


janavi said...

I love Gone with the Wind because it was so overblown- it was 1939 after all!
Jane Russell was always gutsy & Bette Davis.Doris Day seems more spunky to me.

Sonya said...

those hairy "horns" remind me of Bram Stoker's Dracula with Gary Oldman as the Dracule with the two towering blonde hair horns...hehe...and those creepy but comical fingers and their shadow on the wall...this look was once also very fashionable with men along with knickerbockers and white tights...I didn't know the look was so popular with women but this portrait proves it!