Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Truly, Madly Deeply!

The clip above is from the movie Truly Madly Deeply starring Alan Rickman and Juliette Stevenson, in it she has been widowed, Alan died suddenly and she is devastated, then out of the blue Alan returns from the dead to help her move on! In the clip above they have just been reunited and they break into song (as people do when they are in love)! So why am I posting it now? Well I had a long chat with a friend last night, about "romance"!

Now everyone here knows what my life is like at the moment so maybe you think, she's just being cynical now, but it's not that, I've no concept as to what "romance" is, what it means, is it flowers and chocolates, soppy poems, candlelit dinners? I don't know. I've always been incredibly cynical about it, it seemed kinda scary even as a youngster, I find it hard to accept a compliment from a friend so any kind of romantic sentiment makes me shift in my seat uncomfortably!

My friend says romance is believing in the possibility of romance, the possibility that there is someone out there for everyone? I don't know, I don't think I can see that. Another friend said he thinks it's just thinking of the other person, the texts and the little considerate things! I don't know about that either! Some one asked me was Paris was a romantic city, you know everyone thinks it is, but I couldn't answer I just don't know! Will I ever feel that romantic feeling, will I ever be ok with someone saying nice stuff to me? I just don't know!


  1. L.O.V.E. this clip. It's Anthony Minghella's great first masterpiece before everyone went all gaga over The English Patient. Always makes me cry.

  2. I think TG might be with you on the romance issue...

  3. Romance has 2 definitions - there's Romance which is a positive feeling of mystery and fantasy; finding beauty, history, and tradition fascinating. Then there's romance, aka of love, which is the composed of the feeling of love, courtship, being thoughtful, etc. The second is the one you speak of and it can work whatever way you want.