‘Cause I need a little sweetness . . .


Right this very minute.  Between allergies, aches and pains, mortgages, lack of insurance and assorted RL stuff, I am feeling a little overwhelmed. At least my hair is nice, clean and full of body, if in need of a trim. You have to appreciate life’s simple pleasures.

Anyhow, here’s some images of a certain sweet actor and sweet, tender, vulnerable moments with his characters.

About fedoralady

I'm an LA native--Lower Alabama, that is. My husband of more than 30 years and I live here on a portion of my family's former farm with two gorgeous calicos and a handsome GSD mix. My background is art education, and over the years I've been a teacher, department store photographer, sales associate and a journalist. My husband, his business partner and I have Pecan Ridge Productions, a video production company, for which I shoot & edit video and stills and manage marketing. I also still write part-time for the local paper. I love movies, music, art, photography and books, and my tastes in all of them are eclectic.

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  1. Such sweetness! I wish I could send you something comparable, something to make RL less overwhelming. I’m glad your hair is all clean and lovely, but I know that is not always enough. I remind myself constantly, “Small things please me.” Yet I hope and pray that RL will be less tough as we go forward.

    • His smiles can be so impossibly sweet and disarming. Especially when the character is one like Thornton or Guy who doesn’t generally smile a lot. We get a glimpse of the gentleness and kindness beneath the stern mill owner and the volatile henchman.

      Thanks, Leigh. I try very hard to stay upbeat, but sometimes I simply feel beat up instead. 😉 There is much to be said for taking pleasure in small things. It would be nice not to have to worry about certain RL matters quite so much, wouldn’t it>

      • I hope you are feeling better Angie! I know all about sinus pains/headaches, have been suffering from those all my life! 😦 Please let us know how you’re doing- whenever you feel up to it! Wish I could send you some magic potion that would take all the pain away!

      • Oh, his smiles — like a sudden glimpse of sunshine. They just make my day, even when I know they’re not for me.

        I know how hard you try to stay cheerful in the face of all this, but I know, too, how beset and battered RL can make you feel. FMS alone is a trial, and many people don’t seem to realize what it is like to have pain control be “job one” every day. Then there’s all the rest of it, not least of which is the rattlesnake problem. At least Benny is a good shot and better than any pest control company. “A life lived in fear is a life half lived”? Well, maybe, but at least you’re alive to be scared. I just pray hard that all gets better.

  2. Thank you for the smiles Angie. They make me melt.:) There are definitely times when RL can be overwhelming and these “small things” can help us along – “make life bearable” – as it were. Richard is one of these “things” which have helped me along life’s pathways in so many ways. His smiles seem to make the world a better place, bless him, and somehow lighten some of the burdens that we find ourselves having to carry from time to time, whether they be literal pains or anxieties.

  3. Oh my goodness I was fast asleep and now here I am awake and its only 2:01am…ugh. It is nice to see this post of Richard Armitage smiles in that case; especially when he is John Thornton and Harry Kennedy.

    Feel better Angie and remember to focus on healing. Where the mind is so be you too.

  4. I second everything that Leigh and Teuchter said above.

    And I sincerely wish you a good night’s rest tonight.

  5. You know the old saying, “when life hands you lemons, make lemonade!” Well, Richarding is our way of making lemonade! You help all of us to do that with your lovely posts, Angie. I wish you relief from your troubles today, like your blog gives us relief or at least a break from our troubles. 😉

    • RL stands for Real Life, which for many of us is a source of nuisances and trials. “Richarding”, defined as looking at Richard, helps many of us deal with the less pleasant aspects of RL. For example, I have to go finish cleaning the oven.

      • Thank you Leigh for the explanation. I was starting to think that everyone had some kind of disease…LOL I love the term “Richarding” too. I do a lot of that. 🙂

        • We are afflicted, but in another way. “Hello, my name is Leigh and I’m addicted to Richard Armitage…” And like many of us, I’ve no interest in kicking the habit.

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