The other day I read a blog from one of our other members who mentioned a list of movies that she wanted to see this summer. In the paragraph she mentioned Brendan Frasier in a way that left no doubt in my mind that she wouldn't mind spending some vacation time with him if she were single. I wonder if she envisions him when she writes about her hero?
I mold my hero's looks on people that I find attractive or who appeal to me in some way. I may have seen him in a movie or in real life but they all speak to me in some elemental manner, which is a classier way of saying that they make my toes curl. They are traditionally dark haired, tall, and they all seem to share the same roguish smile that has me biting my bottom lip as it lights up his face.
The best thing about my heroes are that they are a conglomeration of everything I find attractive in a man; think Pierce Brosnan for his sophisticated good looks, Matthew McConaughey's voice, Robert Downey, Jr's eyes, and George Clooney's smile. Their character attributes are a little harder to pin down. They tend to run more to people that I have met. The gentleness of my first boyfriend, the strength of character and worth ethic of my father and the intelligence and strength of will of my husband. These are the type of men that help make up my heroes. They are part fantasy, part reality and I hope, interesting for those who read about them.
Who do you visualize when you model your heroes?