Happy International Women’s Day!
Google tells me Leading Ladies are the ones that claim prominent roles in movies or plays. Leading Ladies is also a poorly reviewed Ken Ludwig play about two men who pretend to be women to claim an inheritance from an ailing Amish Aunt. (Pretty sure this is the “A” alliteration string to beat for the week).
Google got it wrong.
Leading Ladies aren’t just actresses or men pretending to be women. They’re women like my wife Monica, and my “sora mea din alt domn” (sister from another mister). These two women are my compass when the best way forward is unclear. Despite leading busy and productive lives, they rarely roll their eyes when I try to add to an already bizarre bucket list. Instead, they play along as much as reason will allow, even when it means supporting an increasingly demanding blogging “hobby.”
Disclaimer: I’m not saying this because I’m hoping to pick our next vacation destination (although a climb up Mt Kilimanjaro would be the perfect way to wind down after walking the Camino de Santiago if anyone’s curious).
Two months ago, as I began transitioning this blog from a friends and family newsletter to a platform for engaging with as many equally crazy people as WordPress would allow, Tanya at the Incurable Dreamer was there with a steady stream of encouraging comments. Her blog is candid, hilarious, and a definitely worth a visit.
This sketch is loosely based off a photo from fellow travelers at SolJorn. You can see a photo version here.
Disclaimer: A few weeks ago, I mentioned some of the tech used to prepare these digital sketches. In the interest of keeping this post (Almost) Wordless, I’ll leave a link for those interested rather than repeat.
Disclaimer disclaimer: Some of you may be feel that I’ve stretched the bounds of “Almost” in an (Almost) Wordless Wednesday. I’ve checked with my internal editor Eddie, and he assures me that disclaimers, sketch captions, and links to really bad plays are not included in word counts. Please take up any issues with him, I’m sure your concerns will be adequately addressed.