Just Be

RA Character challenge

9.) A Character Who Inspires You

John Standring

John inspires me with the way that he simplifies his life. He doesn’t get caught up in the gossip or stick his nose into other people’s business, no matter how good the intentions. He’s helpful and understanding to those around him but I don’t think he spends a whole lot of time worrying about how others see him.

John doesn’t get weighed down with the desire for more; he’s accepting of his life and lives it to the best of his ability. He’s understanding, nurturing, has a calming sense about him, and although John can also be self-conscious and awkward, he’s very forthcoming about it; which ends up becoming his own brand of confidence.

John inspires me to relax, breathe, give things a chance to work, and just be.


7 thoughts on “Just Be

  1. I just recently watched this. I had been putting it off because of the subject matter but in the end it didn’t upset me. One of the things I liked about John was he knew who he was and he wasn’t trying to be anything else. You’ve expressed it in a much more eloquent way πŸ™‚


    1. it’s not exactly a feel-good story but I don’t think it’s depressing either, just unfortunate. by the time I see John’s part though, I’m just so darn happy to see that there is someone decent living in that town and that he wants to try to ease the burdens for Carol and Lisa πŸ™‚


  2. For me, this is a role in which RA really shines and even all these years later I still think it’s one of his most moving performances. There’s not a lot of light or hope in Sparkhouse and I’ve always thought that , played by a less thoughtful actor, Standring could have been a sleazy character who was part of Carols downfall, rather than one of the few good things in her life. It’s a wonderful example of how much empathy RA can create fora character.

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