Daryl – grrrrr….

Come ride with me, Daryl

Come ride with me, Daryl

That was a cougar growl. Forget Carol and dead Beth or come out of the closet – I am here in Texas. We love bikers (except in Waco – avoid Waco, Daryl.) What a complex character Daryl is. Is he gay or straight or bisexual? Whatever – he is gorgeous. It took me a couple of series to really warm up to him especially since he had a horrible brother.

I can empathize how a brutal upbringing can influence how you turn out. Merle, his brother, took the brunt of the beatings to help protect Daryl. This love softened both of them. I didn’t have a brutal childhood but at times it was neglectful and poverty stricken. It made me stronger and yet vulnerable; compassionate but pragmatic. Daryl has all of those qualities and is brave, too.

Through the apocalypse, he is the one who becomes more introverted when stressed rather than breaking down as Rick has done. He is here and yet not here. Sometimes I feel like that – when life feels very stressful I want to retreat to a solo vacation or just on a walk. Having a motorcycle essentially makes you a solo traveler unless you have a chick on the back – and Daryl rarely does that. I can’t ride a motorcycle (spinal condition and neuropathy) but I love driving alone. There is such a sense of freedom on the open road, especially in the countryside. It is easier without walkers…
So when you decide what team you bat for, Daryl, come look me up…

12 thoughts on “Daryl – grrrrr….

  1. I love your DARYL! Just thinking about what Daryl brings and adds to an experience, gives me a sense of freedom, a want to truly experience the adventure, without a kaotic thought or action. Yes, I still love to dream. My mind goes there often. Keeps me sane.
    A quick thought… You should pitch an idea to Hollywood. To produce, write, direct and star in a sequel of “EASY RIDER.” You and Daryl on the open road. Your stunt women will do all of the hard riding.
    I guess I should ask, have you seen EASY RIDER?

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  2. Unconventional is my type! Walking Dead is all about Walkers (not the unmentionable Z word) but it is more about how society would cope post apocalypse. For the most part – not very well, It is so hard to cope with that there is a Talking Dead after show to calm us all down. A bit like the Game Of Thrones after explanation. I get more scared about real things like ‘Monsters inside me’ – a show about parasites.


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