The other night I was catching up on HBO’s “Mildred Pierce” miniseries and I was utterly taken in by the time period. The cars, the way women dressed, their hair, their shoes…the simplicity of a slower pace. Daydreamer that I am, I found myself imagining myself in that world, though to be sure, I don’t think I’d actually want to be Mildred Pierce. She had quite a time of it, losing a husband and a child and spending her days trying to make enough money to support an ungrateful and bitter daughter. But, I can’t be the only one who, from time to time imagines herself as a movie or television character. I’d be willing to bet a Pajiban or two fancies him/herself as a time traveling Doctor now and again. Heck, I wouldn’t mind flying around in today’s exceptionally roomy TARDIS, myself. Maybe you’d rather trip the years fantastic in a DeLorean DMC-12 or spend the day trying to hide ET from your mother…perhaps you always wanted to wield a lightsaber or let out your inner John Cleese? Hermione or Harry Potter, Mary Poppins or Anna Leonowens—Catwoman or Batman? Atticus Finch or Verbal Kint, Sandy Olsson or Andie Walsh? For today’s diversion, which movie or television character do you see yourself as or wish you could be (if only for a day)?
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