As an author of best-selling chic-lit, I'm always researching details of my favorite subject - the hearts and minds of women.
And, daily I'm always stunned by some interesting detail. I found two amazing facts today:
1. The mythology of Scotland tells the story that the nation was founded by and EGYPTIAN princess named Scota (thus the name). Wait? What? I would never have put the two cultures together, but especially not the idea that Scotland was founded by a Daughter of Egypt. Perhaps this does explain the 'Pictish Dragon' that covers the Isle.
The obelisk at the left is the 'maiden stone' in Scotland. These are in many places across that nation. However, if you look at the bottom, you can see the 'pictish beast' and a 'mirror' that was so popular among the ancient Scots. The particular meaning of those symbols has been lost to time. However, the ubiquitous display in those lochs and Cairns must certainly denote a powerful story.
To me, the entire style of this Scottish obelisk is very reminiscent of Egyptian Hieroglyphs. The mirror and the Pictish beast especially seem to paint the picture of Pharaoh’s Daughter birthing that nation. I think the pictish beast wears a pharaonic type of crown.
2. I learned something weird about the modern women of today. The bestselling shoe for women in the world right now? The Tom's Canvas Shoe. Wait? What? (Photo Courtesy of www.cuteredshoes.com) Women love to be comfy I guess. Seldom have I visited that concept in my literature. But, I will certainly add the concept of 'creature comfort' to one of my heroines in my next work.
I am a bit guilty of putting Hollywood glitz on my female leads, which perhaps should be handled with a bit more common sense. I honestly did go out and deliberately research the most popular female shoe. However, the result really surprised me. My eyes were open to another side of female characters that I must explore to be a quality author.
The deepest desire of women is to feel comfy. *grin*