Actor Ed Harris has been doing the daytime talk shows this past week, chatting up his recent movie “The Way Back”. In an interview on Regis and Kelly (which I sometimes watch while on a treadmill at the gym), he said something that peaked my interest. In reference to his age and experience, he said he thinks of himself as a “sex symbol for women who think”. I’m sure 20or 30 years ago, his seductive looks would have entered the dialogue, but at 61 years of age, he’s had time to think about things and update what he believes is the current reality. I liked this a lot. I think it’s healthy to review ourselves and have fun with it.
So I started to think of myself and wondered how I would describe myself today..if I were a sex symbol. Not that I have ever been, but it’s fun to think about it in today’s terms. I took out a piece of paper and wrote a bunch of adjectives. Like Ed Harris, I was drawn by my inner strengths. I think I’m still presentable but in a different way than my original fountain of youth. My words today would be witty, passionate, fun, interested and interesting, experienced and caring. So what kind of a sex symbol am I……..for men with great minds and energy! It’s your turn to have fun…go ahead, define what sex symbol you would be today!