Watched Dan In Real Life on Friday & went to see the Sex & the City movie with 3 girlfriends today. Cried at both. As I've mentioned on here before, i am a crier. I cry at beauty & pain, for beautiful moments that were & those that never happened. Neither of these movies possessed any of these. I have been feeling very hopelessly romantic in a high school kinda way lately.
I've also been of discontent with my life
I've always been a realist about love but...I don't know. I feel like, well, like something is missing. I know the romance fades & life happens & time makes people comfortable & you tend to take each other granted. But does it have to be that way? Reading other people's blogs, especially the mom blogs, half the time you'd think the rest of the married world is riding unicorns through fields of daisies with the wind blowing through their hair whilst holding hands, they're all so fantastically in love. Two of the girls i went with (we've all been friends since high school) are going through divorces. One hates her husband & she's with someone else so it makes it a bit easier (although the process is HELL, make & protect your own money ladies), the other is second guessing everything & feeling romantic about it & missing him. The third just got married for the first time last year, no kids. They're great.
Friend #2 called me after she got home. She's confused. She always wanted the romance, the fairy tale. one part in SATC (& please forgive me for referencing that movie), SJP is reading a fairy tale to a little girl & when they come to the happily ever after ending she cautions her that it doesn't always work out this way. As a girl who's generation grew up on Disney fairy tales, I avoided reading these to my girl & when I did I told her the same thing. There is no such thing as living happily ever after. Not all day every day anyway. I KNOW, I'm fun mom huh?!
There is really no point to this. Other than that, i thought the dreamy high school days were over but they've come back to visit in the mid-30's. I hope they don't stay long. I don't have time for this. And I'm afraid of the outcome.
Disclaimer: Please do not interpret above comments as any sort of endorsement for either of the aforementioned movies. (Although both made me laugh & cry).