Do you ever feel
possessive about your favorite things?
The left cushion of our love seat is mine.
(Nobody better sit there on movie night!)
Sometimes I'll discover something I love and take it over...
like one of my husband's old t-shirts that I've claimed for a
pajama/lounge-around-on-Sunday shirts. It, too, is now mine.
And then there's Richard Armitage.
I've never felt territorial about my favorite actor before.
In fact, since being hit with Thornton Syndrome a few years
back ("Oh the good ol' days, so long ago" *said in my best granny
voice, like I'm an old timer now*), I've felt that it was my
responsibility to spread the RA love.
I haven't had much success in bringing
others "into the fold," but I've tried, dang it!
Today, I was browsing my personal facebook account,
when I noticed a family friend had posted something about
loving Richard Armitage as Thorin... and went off about him
and how amazing he is. I immediately felt excited that I could
FINALLY discuss RA with someone I knew in "real life."
Then, I felt a twinge of... possessiveness!
Suddenly, I DID feel territorial!
A stream of senseless thoughts rushed through my head:
Who does this girl think she is!?
I know SO much more about Richard than she does!
I bet she hasn't even watched "Vicar of Dibley" yet.
Then I realized how CRAZY my
thoughts were and snapped out of it quickly!
Wow. How embarrassing!
Something similar happened a few weeks ago,
when a bunch of male family members were discussing
"The Hobbit" and the different dwarf characters. One person
mentioned Thorin and I had to refrain myself from spouting
off all sorts of information about Thorin and the guy
who plays him in a know-it-all voice.
CRAZY, I tell ya!!!
These territorial feelings are so strange to me because:
1. I'm no longer obsessed with Richard Armitage.
(I was for the first 6 months to a year of being an admirer.
I can admit that now.) He is still my favorite actor,
but he doesn't consume my thoughts. My husband has
always been my #1 and only true love. So what's the deal!?!
(I am not judging anyone who is currently obsessed with RA. It's probably that
dang Thornton's fault anyway. That show should come with a warning label!)
2. As long as I've been an RA fan, I've wanted to share
his talent with others... so why the sudden possessiveness???
Is it because he's becoming more and more popular
and doesn't feel like our best kept secret any more?
3. Richard is not a love seat cushion.
(Although Gizzy's leather sometimes reminds me of a couch I once knew.)
|How DARE you!!!|
I'm not sure why I had these odd reactions recently,
but that's why I'm seeing my therapists (YOU)
for professional RA help.
Has something similar ever happened to you???