My twitter photo is Julie Christie as Guy Montag’s wife Mildred/Linda; a wry self-hatey little reference to my love of real housewives & gabbing, etc, but it just struck me while reading Camille Paglia’s bravo blog about her love of the Real Housewives series that Ray Bradbury was guilty of shaming a major female way of socialization and popping out one of the OG Manic Pixie Dream Girls (Clarisse! I love books! oooo, don’t burn them) meanwhile, yeah duh, we all love books. I also love talking about NeNe and Lisa and Ramona.
This lifesize interactive real housewives analog is awesome & addictive possibly because its the “ complex emotional core of soaps, a misty, mercurial realm that is beyond words. ” Yeah! Ladies love that realm! Give us whirly swirly deep under the surface complex relationships over time!
I don’t think Mr. Bradbury did this purposefully, if anything, he was just a dude of his time. But still, I’m done feeling bad about my hobbies, or worrying what it might say about my intellectual situation.
(I write some version of this idea at least once a year but think clarity and vision are improving)