I admit to having a long-running Jane Bond inside me, and I love her very much. She is dangerous and attracted to danger, and I have a bit of that in me. But Jane takes it a step further than I do. I’ve ziplined, but Jane’s ziplined higher, faster, and further than me. I’ve traveled alone, but Jane does it all the time in both high style and low.
Jane is more than a fantasy. A fantasy is something we don’t actually need, don’t necessarily aspire to, something that may have very little to do with who we actually are. But Jane is you.
Jane is you to the nth degree.
Occasionally you glimpse her, usually when you’re at your absolute best. We talk about our authentic self; well, I would like to replace that with our inner Jane. In this day and age, “authentic” sounds a little too mild to me, a bit mealy-mouthed, even.
I’m Look for the Woman, after all, and I’ve looked into this a bit. I believe we all have an inner Jane Bond: she’s not “authentic” because she hasn’t stopped looking for what she wants. She may become authentic someday, but then again, someday may never come.
Have you found the Jane Bond in you?
P.S. The picture is from one of my all time favorite movies, Run Lola Run.