Friday, February 12, 2010

Movie Lover

For most people a certain song played on the radio or shuffled in their iPod brings back the memory of a lost love and a time when they were happy with that special someone and for some a certain place such as a restaurant, park bench, or street can bring back feelings. But for me none of that tends to bring back too many memories for me but, I LOVE MOVIES and therefore have been on numerous dates to the movies. This may sound crazy but now when I watch certain movies that I once enjoyed watching with a boyfriend I can remember how I felt when I first saw it with him. I can remember if I was feeling nervous or anxious or just so into seeing this particular movie that nervousness and anxiousness were the farthest things from my mind.
I remember the very first movie I saw on a date. It was with my first boyfriend and first love. The movie was Daredevil with Ben Affleck. My first boyfriend actually kissed me during the movie and I use to could remember exactly which part when he kissed me, but my memory is hazy now. I don't watch that movie now (I think its stupid) but if I did I'm sure I would be able to go back in my memory to that 17-year-old girl sitting in that dark theater who was a bundle of nerves and received a kiss from a boy who would turn out to mean more to her than she ever expected.
I've seen so many movies and watched so many DVDs with boyfriends that if I began to list them it would just go on and on, but I do have two more that I would like to talk about.
My very last boyfriend the first movie we saw together was Pineapple Express. A marijuana comedy that made me laugh a lot now invokes a different emotion in me. When I do watch that movie again probably the feeling I will have is one of conquest because I got over him when I thought I wouldn't. I thought he was "the one" but he turned out not to be. No hard feelings though we are cool to this day.
I have a friend that is near and dear to me and we have a favorite movie and we like to say its "our" movie. That movie is The Departed. I love that movie and only good memories and good feelings are resurrected whenever I watch it. I'll just leave it at that.
Sometimes I tend to think that I love movies so much that I think I will get that rosy, fairytale happy ending that comes at the end of most movies. Where the good looking man comes and sweeps the gorgeous woman off her feet and they get married and its happily ever after. Then reality sets in and I know that life isn't like that. That movie is only 2 or 3 hours long and scenes are written, but life is 24 hours and can last almost 100 years and there is nothing written to direct the path you go down or who you will bump into. Love in real life is a continual scene where you are the director so you are the only one that can yell, CUT THAT'S A WRAP.
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(John 3:16)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Love Lost or Never Loved At All

In 1849 English poet Alfred Lord Tennyson was quoted to saying "Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all". Lord Tennyson wrote that in a poem titled In Memoriam after the death of a dear friend.
Now I ask you: Is it truly better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all? That is indeed a question you will have to answer for yourself. As far as for me I do think its better to have known love and lost it then to never know it. Love is one of the most powerful things in life and the love of another person is even greater. And when I say the love of another person I mean the romantic kind of love.
Its almost devastating to think that a person could go through life and not experience the look, feel and embrace of love. Those feelings can honestly not be put into words. To look into the eyes of a person that is full of love for you and you have that same love for them is amazing.
You may be thinking to yourself, if this love is so great then why does it have to get lost in the first place? Well sometimes people are great for the moments they are together, but in the long run they may not have been compatible with one another.
But to never have loved at all is to never know what it's like to put another person before yourself and feel the excitement when you see that person after being apart from each other.
Love is something that everyone should experience because it is a feeling that cannot be described.
The best definition of love can be found in The Bible in 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
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(John 3:16)