The Joy of Being ‘Bradshaw’

Old friends should’ve known how I love this woman, one of the character on Sex and The City.
Carrie Bradshaw.

Few years back, I grabbed so many pictures of Carrie I found on the internet.

The one with those glamorous green flourish pattern, and that long wavy blonde hair,

That one with that pair of soft pink heels,

That depressing pose after a breakup with Big (or Aidan or that artist-that-I-forgot-his-name),

Or the shot taken from her side, where Carrie was sitting on her bench, faced the laptop, changing the thought she had whole day into bunch of words for her column. (This was my favorite photo!)

I even separated her pictures into different folder, named “SATC”.

I used to think that I’m the only one who have been this obsessed to Carrie, until there came moment when I think that I should being ‘normal’. Carrie is just a story.

But, it turns out that I’m not alone, since I found this yesterday… :)

SATC

This was an article posted on Huffington Post, written by Leigh Weinges. As written on her page, Weinges is a TV editor at The Huffington Post.

I love how she writes everything she feels to Carrie.
I feel like I feel her, when it came to “Let’s being Carrie!”.

* I have (and still) made this dream of having a life in Manhattan so that I can witness Carrie’s life.
* Beer and cafe time with the ladies, which I do oftenly back when I was in Jakarta, with four of my friends. By the time we’re sitting at the cafe, facing each other, talking, laughing, I always think of myself as Carrie who love to have this moment with her Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda.
* I faced the moment when my curiosity regarding the relationship Carrie had with Mr. Big is beyond anything. I just dream of having that ‘big’ one.
* I used to love buying those heels who makes me look like Carrie-wanna-be. Of course the price has nothing to compare with the one you had.

Ah, I had really just want to be Carrie.

And by reading Weinges letter to Carrie, I know that I’m not alone. It’s such a release to know that somehow, someone out there having the same interest as you. Some people might see it as only a fiction, a movie, or a thing that is not even real.

But, for me, the one who had to had a final thesis based on the Research for SATC Movie’s Responce, to know that I passed the thesis defense smoothly by choosing that title, I just can’t hold the idea of loving Carrie is such an insanity. :)

And one more thing for being in love with Carrie, I keep pushing myself that one day I have to really make the life in that big-yellow-taxy-city! (just realized that I even make a post tag named ‘journey to carrie’)

***

I’m not sure if you’ve heard, Carrie, but there’s a new girl in town. Her name is Hannah Horvath. She lives in Brooklyn, she’s a writer and she can be very narcissistic. Some like her, some hate her, and everyone’s talking about her. Has she taken your place, you ask?

Abso-fuckin-lutely not (that almost worked). There will only be one Carrie Bradshaw.

Thanks for everything,
Leigh

Thank you, Leigh. :)

2 Comments Add yours

  1. The Sanguine says:

    Oh I love this post. I, too, love Carrie :)
    I, too, used to have a dream to live in a big city with girlfriends, which I hope will come true soon. :)

    1. vinnydubidu says:

      ahhh, amen to that, May! =)

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