I had this on my old blog site and since it is Easter once again, thought I’d re-post it.
On Easter my family and I watched “It’s the Easter beagle Charlie Brown” and for the first time it hit me, Sally, is not just a female, she is truly feminine.
Just because you’re a female that does not always make one feminine, one is gender, the other a mixture of personality and attitude.
Although, Sally had a few moments when she became merely female, she reverted back to being feminine quickly.
This is a good trait to have, because even the most feminine creature alive can mess up.
I realized this trait in Sally ,the first time, when she goes to buy some shoes.
She picks out an older platform type shoe.
Her brother, Charlie Brown, asks her: “Aren’t those shoes a little out of date?”
Her response is truly feminine.
She does not say: “How would you know what is or not in fashion?”
Instead she explains: “There on sale and I like to be different, anyway.”
Notice she hasn’t given up her independence, but she has tact.
She tries to stand up, wobbles, and her big brother catches her; then she smile up at him warmly.
Notice she did not say, “I don’t need your help to walk!”
The next time it appears is when she is talking to Linus who is trying to convince her about the Easter Beagle.
She struggles to believe him, he had messed up before, so, does she chew him out or remind him what a dope he is?
Oh, no not the feminine Sally, she remarks; “I don’t know, I want to believe you, because I admire you and respect you, but I just don’t know”
She softens the blow, she does not remind him of his past stupid mistakes, and she makes him feel good about himself by stating his good qualities.
Why Linus is not madly in love with her from this point on, I can not tell you, but is a cartoon after all.
Like I said before, even the most feminine creature will mess up, and Sally is no exception.
When this Easter Beagle does not show up when she thinks he should have, it is then, she messes up, reminding him of his big mistake, in that Pumpkin patch at Halloween and she lets him know she should not have trusted him.
After she is done ranting, the long-awaited Easter beagle does show up.
What does, the ultra feminine, Sally do next?
Does she ignore the fact that she just messed up and never says another thing about it?
Not our girl, Sally, she brags about him to their friends, saying, “Linus was right” and although, not in the show, being the feminine girl that she is, I believe she must have apologized to him as well.
Being feminine to me is being respectful and kind. What is your definition, do you have one?