Thursday, August 23, 2007

Brilliant Brassy Broads

I am in awe of so many women.
Not only for the 'sisters' they often prove to be, but as kindred spirits of the female-touch-my-soul variety.

I adore straightforward women.

Smart women.

Insightful women.

Colorful artsy outrageously expressive women.

Rugged women with tough, calloused hard-working hands and hearts of filigree gold.

Adventurous women who follow their passion.

Elegant sophisticated women who appear delicate but get their way (and the men who love them).

Women with high self-esteem and low braggadocio.

Women who deliver their wit via a keen 'urban' sense of humour.

Tell-it-like-it-is women.

Self-assured gals who live fully, write lyrically and laugh out loud (and often).

Tortured women.

What brings this to mind is a recent NPR article about the passing of American short story writer Grace Paley. Until the obit, I'd not had the pleasure of knowing of her life or work. Now I will be sure to investigate both.

Alas, the cast of characters is far too numerous to I leave you with....
Huzzah! Huzzah! for Brilliant Brassy Broads!


Lauren said...

What brilliant links! (As usual.)
I especially liked the clip from Auntie Mame, which I must see again!

Conn said...

The Thin Man... love that movie... we just watched a Thin Man marathon a few months ago. so funny. Myrna Loy was perfectly entertaining. She is brilliant in Mr.Blandings Builds his Dream House.
Gotta watch that again. And what a humanitarian.

baffle said...

Over the decades (eeeps, I AM old!) when'ere I happen upon 'Mr. Blanding Builds His Dream House' on TCM - I am riveted!

Same with Auntie Mame.

I believe it has something to do with the fast-talking style of that comedy genre.

To luv.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

I agree with all your descriptions of the many wonderful things women should be, and can be.

Great links, too.

I will definitely be back.

baffle said...

heartinsanfrancisco ~

Allow me to welcome you (and your fab comments - thank you for letting me know there are real people out there perusing) with open blogger arms.

Since you may not have the intestinal fortitude to reach waaaaay back into my archives for further reading/ study into my warped psyche) --- here's a direct link to what I consider to be my
'heartinsanfrancisco' post:

I feel lucky to have come upon your blog too and have added it to the top of my daily must-reads...