25 January, 2009

My Favorite Redheads

It's a fact. I have always wanted to be a redhead. It is simply unfair! What is the purpose of this complexion, if not to be rewarded with red hair! Still, I do love my dark locks, it's just difficult when all the greats are redheads!

Some of these were my childhood heroes or friends, some are new acquaintances.

Redheads in Fact:

*Elizabeth I (A Fabulous Female! Talk about power and not letting anyone control your destiny)
*Katherine Hepburn (I love a gutsy lady! My favorite actress of all time, she could do drama or comedy)
*Vincent Van Gogh (one of, if not the, greatest painters of all time. I know Starry Night is over-used but, seriously, have you seen it? Also, just had to share, my husband recently purchased this lovely alternate Van Gogh shirt: a "what if" affair.)

Redheads in Fiction:

*All the Weasleys, especially Ron and Ginny ....and the twins...and well....all of them.
*Dr. Crusher (These commercials brought to you by the airforce. That's right kids, stay in school and you might get to meet aliens one day! ahuhu)
*Anne of Green Gables (best moment at 1:45) (Is it weird that I've felt spiritually uplifted from reading these books? And also from the first two movies? Anne is my hero!)
*Mara Jade (Proof that I am an uber dork! Another redhead that kicks serious butt! There's something awesome about a badguy that doesn't know they're really a goodguy. If you like Star Wars, don't read any SW book that isn't written by Timothy Zahn.) (if you click the above link, you will see that I am not as big a fan as I thought!)
*Freckles, the sweet Irish orphan with an angel's voice, he triumphed over his disability and background to gain his heart's dearest wishes while teaching me the beauty, power, and sacredness of nature.


*Mr. Bingley, as portrayed by Simon Woods, did not fit into the fact OR fiction category, so I've placed him here. (I'll never forget when Grannie turned to me in the theatre and said, "Who is that actor?" "I don't know," I replied. She paused, "He's very lovely, isn't he?" Yes Grannie. He certainly is.


Rich Sanders said...

I've never heard anyone express a desire to be a redhead before. I'm serious. I've never heard that. No offense meant to redheads of course. Though South Park did call them "ginger kids".

Chiemi said...

LOL! I have to say that I think red hair is exquisite. Yes, Simon Woods is lovely. :) I love red hair. I have major hope that one of my children will be a redhead seeing as it runs on my side and Dustin's. :)

Mr. Hall said...

What about Pippi Longstocking? I protest! You cannot slight Pippi. . . she is the coolest redhead of them all!!!

Kellie said...

Well, I still consider my head red, although it isn't what it used to be. I rather like it. But you have beautiful hair!

Quixotic Healer said...

I love your red head Kellie!

And Brett, I too have an appreciation for Pippi, but I don't know her that well, so she's on the runner up list with Jean Grey until we become better acquainted.

Chiemi: My aunt is a full-on redhead, and I was strawberry blonde when I was born...so I too dream of little redheads, but I doubt it'll happen.

Lol Rich, it might just stem from my affinity for all things Irish, or my appreciation for all things Irish Cliche (but not all that Irish), like red hair and four-leaf clovers.

Rich Sanders said...

and boxing with your fingers facing you?

btw you've been given an award, so-to-speak, come see on my blog