I am very intrigued with the idea of creating a new persona. I’ve come across some interesting identities while reading blogs. There is a woman who has created a whole life as a hen with chicks of which I read a few posts and comments. I envied her, the writer being able to detach as she does from her character and the off spring chicks.
I am sure there are other blogger’s out there that profess authority in fields they have only dreamed to venture, let us not fool ourselves as they have fooled themselves and so many others.
I recently read a 1980’s fictional family being freshly pressed, a cute persona, however the situation so uncharacteristic of the television family I remember and the disturbing overbearing father figure served to spoil fond memories of the supportive, loving, fictional father I had remembered. I wondered from the creepiness I felt, if he was in fact a widow or did he have a wife tied up in the basement, while he wrote obsessed with his daughter’s sexuality.
I liked Jan Brady as a child, she was sweet, but so overshadowed by Marcia. Also, she was so stuck in the middle as I was as a child and I do want to get away from that.
Susan Dey‘s character in The Partridge Family turned a lot of heads and she was hip for a seventies character. Actually, thinking about it this would be perfect as my best friend had been so in love and still is with David Cassidy, although she was disheartened by his recent DWI arrest in her home state of Florida. Yet, I couldn’t image having to wonder all these years if she’d stuck by my side for me or just to be near my brother. I never realized how awkward such a relationship might me.
Then if one was able to take on someones life, like a real person’s (I’m not suggesting identity thief) but to pretend that they were a person they admired, they’d have to take on the whole person, their past and present, not just their talent or fame but their personal life as well. As I so admire the writing of Joyce Carol Oates and her prestige in academia. While reading a NY Times review of her autobiography, I learned that in her relationship with her beloved departed husband that they didn’t share the unpleasantries of their days, if at all avoidable. For me that wouldn’t be a satisfactory relationship. I’m a sharer.
Perhaps I’ll keep with Aligaeta. I’ve grown comfortable with my little world.
Apparently I need help here…
If you were to take on a new persona,
whose would it be?
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