Posted by MMMMarcia on October 07, 1998 at 11:40:28:
In Reply to: Re: ... And Natty's Wordy Reply posted by Gayle on October 07, 1998 at 10:30:57:
: We of the female persuasion get all thorny about these non-communicative male-types who don't seem capable of thinking beyond who made the last touchdown or whether the car brakes need relining. We fantasize a man who will sit down and discuss THINGS THAT REALLY COUNT - who will share his innermost feelings about OUR RELATIONSHIP and THE MEANING OF LIFE and stuff like that.
>>Yes! We ALL want that!! Where is that man???
: However, when Natty Bumppo turns up as a hero who thinks deeply about all sorts of things and willingly and generously shares his feelings on everything from the decimation of the Indian tribes to his concept of Heaven, suddenly nobody wants to listen - we get all huffy and wish he would stuff a rag in it now and then. Is this not a sensitive, caring man who truly wants to communicate his feelings to a sympathetic listener? What happened to all the cries of I-Want-A-Man-Who-Will-Talk-To-Me?
>>Hmmmmm...NATTY is that man??? Now you've got me! All I can say is, while I want a man willing to LISTEN from time to time (with his heart), and share his innermost thoughts with me (assuming he has any), he does need to shut up now and again, doncha know! If you can convince me that Natty can put a sock in it once in awhile, when things that don't require talking need doin', then maybe I'll concede that I need to take him more seriously.
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