Women of a ‘Certain’ Age

What do the movies Wonder Woman, Dark Fate, The Force Awakens, and Halloween, (the most recent one) have in common?

Women who went from ‘princesses’ to warriors, from one end of their acting careers to the other.

In Wonder Woman, Princess Buttercup (of The Princess Bride’ fame) becomes General Antiope. In Dark Fate, Sarah Connor, the waitress, becomes Sarah Connor the Terminator killer. Princess Leia becomes General Organa in The Force Awakens. And Laurie Strode, teenager, becomes Laurie Strode, grandmother, and Halloween serial killer, killer.

Robin Wright, (Antiope/Buttercup – Wonder Woman) is 63. Linda Hamilton (Sarah Connor – Terminator: Dark Fate) is 63. Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa – Star Wars: The Force Awakens) would’ve been 63 too. Jamie Lee Curtis (Laurie Strode – Halloween) is 60. (Happy 61st Birth Day for the 22nd Nov, Jamie)

So, to those of us ‘of a certain age’, may we continue to train the new age of women warriors, beat the snot out of time-travelling androids, set an entire galaxy that’s not as far away as we think afire with rebellion, and stand firm against masked men armed with petty agendas … thusly emulating our beloved elders …

 

Rebels, one and all

Rebels, one and all

(I have no idea who created this image, but I thank you)

Dear Carrie, May the 4th Be With You, Always

Because it won’t be the same here without you.

Bon Voyage, Carrie Fisher

Of all the artists who have died this year this is the hardest.

I’m still going with, ‘fuck you 2016’ …

If nothing else, perhaps 2016’s message for us all is that if we desire to make art, in whatever shape or form, then make it now.┬áIf we want to become something more than we are today, then get our feet on that path now.

Waiting for tomorrow, for the ‘right moment’, for someone else to give us ‘permission’, only means we have one day less to accomplish our dream.

Perform that play.

Carve that statue.

Start that business.

Write that book.

Enter that race.

Sing that song.

... YOU CAN'T HAVE HER

Is this the face of someone you want to disappoint?

 

Fuck you, 2016 – You Can’t have her too!

NO! ...

NO! …

... YOU CAN'T HAVE HER

…YOU CAN’T HAVE HER

Got a candle on the altar for you, Carrie.