A little while ago I uttered the words “Dolly Parton is my Spirit Animal” to a friend.
It was a commentary on a current picture of myself sporting an 80s-Style cut jean jacket with shoulder pads and leather-fringed sleeves (don’t ask, I was rocking that outfit). I was joking then.
But maybe I wasn’t. Dolly Parton is a woman that is so clear about who she is, what she wants and likes and she doesn’t give a damn what anyone thinks about that. And she is so full of joy.
This quote often seems to get misunderstood as a schmaltzy and unworldly statement. To me it reads as buoyant pragmatism.
I salute that.
“If you want the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain.” – Dolly Parton