In honor of Mr. Swayze’s Birthday today I thought I would share the reasons why I love this man and decided to have him be a major component of my musical.
I had a similar view on Patrick Swayze that I did on Keanu. A quick to the draw write off, thinking he was nothing more then a sub-pare actor and a guy just trying to teach a girl named Baby to dance. Also I didn’t think he was that cute OR sexy.
I remember watching Dirty Dancing when I was in junior high and not getting why this guy made all the ladies swoon. Sure, his moves were great but I just didn’t get it but, boy, was my opinion going to change and I’m glad it did.
It was probably years later when I was home one lonely night and flipped through the channels to see that this movie called Road House was on and I thought I would give it a try. The night I felt I saw Mr. Swayze truly for the first time. That was the night everything changed and I’m sure glad it did.
His character in that movie had a beautiful quietness to him that made you glued and keep watching because you weren’t sure what was gonna come next. How could you when you’re introduced to Dalton as a Philosophy major turned bouncer. How can you go wrong? Also, adding in Sam Elliott to the mix was a nice touch for this delicious sexy sandwich.
. The beauty that lasts forever and I respect.
After that movie I saw Swayze in a whole new light of love and respect. My eyes were opened to his beauty that was only confirmed more in films like Ghost, Point Break, and To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar. His films allowed me to slowly understanding his grace and charm and why he’s deemed sexy.
I even went back recently and watched Dirty Dancing and can now understand why Baby felt this way. He’s EVERYTHING!
And you still are everything Mr. Swayze and Happy Birthday! We still love you!
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