Sunday, September 2, 2007
A TASTE FOR MELODRAMA
I've noticed that the men that seem to me the most fascinating have a few characteristics in common.

They are definitely tall, dark and handsome, besides which, they have pithy witticisms always at the ready. So far, it's pretty normal. It's the next part that's incomprehensible. Firstly, they're all old, being in their mid forties, which is thrice my age. They usually also have the air of a sorrowfully tragic past, or present, well concealed, which makes you wonder how you knew it in the first place. Dramatic. Let me not forget, they're also usually pretty well off in the world, though apparently, they never appear to work.

Then come the women I admire.
They, too, are old and wise. Unlike the men, they have a steely glint in their eyes, that nevertheless twinkle. They have preferably broken many stereotypes and succeeded against all odds. They are completely unconventional, but popular notwithstanding. Usually, they are die-hard feminists, of which their lives are living examples. And of course, they have an aura of mystery of a painful past, but unlike the men, they have shaped their present conditions according to their wishes.

Guess you're wondering if there's anybody that fits either portrait. Well, I know two men and three women who do, to varying degrees.





posted by Clezevra @ 12:34 AM  
14 Comments:
  • At September 2, 2007 at 8:32 AM, Blogger Alekhya Prakash said…

    Why thank you... though it's more of an occupational disese than a genetic disorder...
    And allow me to return the compliment... so very many opinions... and yes, written well... personally, I'd give three and a half thumbs-up to the one on sequels... truer words were only spoken in Forrest Gump...
    Thanx for visiting...

     
  • At September 2, 2007 at 2:01 PM, Blogger Bethany said…

    Pithy is such a wonderful word.

     
  • At September 4, 2007 at 12:20 AM, Blogger Doubletake, Doublethink. said…

    and the problem with all the perfect older men is that they're cynical, sardonic, and always found in georgette heyer books. at least for me.

    i like your blog.

     
  • At September 4, 2007 at 7:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    what crap!! i miss the old German bloggers. too hard to find them here, now.why don't you write about worldly things?bad at it eh? the layout is pretty bad. you really have to work on it it seems. the language is to simplified. try reading some dickens. u'll learn a lot... will kepp checking out..

     
  • At September 5, 2007 at 7:32 AM, Blogger diogenes said…

    Men! Are you talking about me ;-)

    Thanks for visiting. BTW, you have a nice blog here.

     
  • At September 5, 2007 at 9:51 AM, Blogger new age scheherazade said…

    oh..you've fallen for the GHM(georgette heyer man) too! I know the symptoms.
    with dashes of the Byronic hero, which is dangerous. because that's what i fancied, and need i tell you i'm still single??

    god, i feel like a grandmother at 18.

     
  • At September 5, 2007 at 9:52 AM, Blogger new age scheherazade said…

    and who is this ray of sunshine who calls him(her)self anonymous? I think this is a fun blog.

     
  • At September 17, 2007 at 3:30 AM, Blogger Maximum Boy said…

    it isnt really that great an observation.

     
  • At September 23, 2007 at 5:20 AM, Blogger slartybartfarst said…

    Mid forties, old? Well I suppose in the eyes of an ankle biter, even 24 is old. What is it draws you to these broken hearted, alcoholic, men of independent means. The female need to mother and heal? I have let you down, sorry, life upside down, etc. Booze and women y'know. But I'll get around to it.

     
  • At September 23, 2007 at 5:22 AM, Blogger slartybartfarst said…

    And anonymous should at the very least proof read and cut the text message mangling of English before he/she comments, don't you think?

     
  • At September 26, 2007 at 6:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    seems me nana would know better,tell you summit? i dint like it..i think you should know your my favourite worst nightmare..ever tried sing "d is for delightful and try and keep your trousers on? " try it it'll benefit you..rhododendron!

     
  • At September 27, 2007 at 10:04 PM, Blogger Gi said…

    Do you remember me?


    "CLEZEVRA VERDEZEL said...
    well. i don't know if you understand english but the pictures on your blog are really good.

    13 de Julho de 2007 10:01"


    ... just to say hello :).

    If you visit me again you can write in english , or french or spanish or italien or portuguese. No problem :) (I'm not so good when I'm wtriting :) )

    Love and Kisses

    Gi

     
  • At September 28, 2007 at 11:48 PM, Blogger Sarah said…

    hey!! i know this pperson who's sending you crap messages on your blog.. guess who?? he he he !!!!

     
  • At September 9, 2009 at 7:14 AM, Blogger Kirra Serra said…

    Why do I get the sudden feel that so do I...
    I take the opportunity to say how much I appreciate simplified english, or rather any language. Complicating it with abrupt spurts of incomprehensible vocabulary quite defies the purpose of communicating in the first place.
    As for the article- and yet you dont like GH?! You are in two minds. And I say that as a mental glitch.
    And yes to all else, but mid-forties... No, maybe not that much. Mature, yes, but late twenties does just fine. After all, the sad affair would have induced enough cinicism.

     
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