Simply Solo Spotlight: Why I Love John James Preston (Mr. Big)
Today, we have an impromptu Simply Solo Spotlight! My best friend, upstairs neighbor and almost-maid of honor simply had to speak up about yesterday’s post. She initially started writing the following as a comment, but quickly realized she had far too much to say on the matter of Mr. Big for just a simple comment. I hope you enjoy this impromptu guest post! Happy Friday everyone!
Why I Love John James Preston (Mr. Big)
I felt compelled to ask for this guest post because I felt your readers needed to hear an alternate point of view.
Yours was a very well thought out post, my dear Catherine, but as you well know, I am Team Big! Mr. John James Preston, even his name makes me a bit tingly down there, as Samantha would politely say. I will admit, Aidan was the perfect man, though unfortunately not for Carrie. I have seen many of your readers respond with the thought that Carrie was somehow victimized, put her life on hold, and was innocently hurt by Big.
Well my thoughts on those comments are, “It takes two to tango.” Carrie definitely tangoed with one John James Preston (sorry, I really love his name folks, LOL). Yes, I completely agree that in the beginning, Big had many phobias. So did Carrie, she could not even wear the ring Aidan gave her on her finger. Yes, Big did cheat, and once a cheater always a cheater. Carrie cheated on Aidan with Big.
I disagree with the argument that Big did nothing to try to win Carrie back. In the series finale, he contacted her friends for advice and then flew to Paris to win her back. Yes, he did become overwhelmed at the wedding. He had tried calling her all morning because he needed to know it was still about them. All he wanted to do was see her, the woman with whom he was in love, but circumstances prevented that. He did not even get half way down the street before he was telling the driver to turn around. Had Carrie’s friends not caused her to have a panic attack and someone had called Big, the movie would have been finished before it began, because they would have been married.
In regards to people changing, I would not say they change, but evolve. Carrie never tried to change Big, Big never tried to change Carrie. Aidan did try to change Carrie, however, just further proving they were not meant for each other.
Other reasons I love Big:
- His name is John James Preston!!
- His nickname is BIG, come on ladies.
- He colors outside the lines!
- He is a hard-working, successful, self-employed man.
- I am sure he has a 401K!
- He saved Carrie’s shoes!
- He is very mysterious.
So do I think Big is the perfect man? No, he is far from it. But I do think he was perfect for Carrie. I also believe the world is filled with more Bigs than Aidans. Therefore, he was indeed one of the truest characters on the show. Yes, I also acknowledge I have put way too much thought into this as well.