Monday, February 21, 2005

Shall We Dance

i watched the movie starring Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon and Jennifer Lopez today, with my two girls.

i was missing D badly; it got so bad i wanted to cry but couldn't, so a migraine developed instead. i called in sick from work after lunch and slept the afternoon off. im glad i messaged D before i slept though; because it was a pleasure waking up to find a message from him in my cellphone! : )

as with all blues coming on, i have learned to instantly counteract it by quickly following my gut and asking my self "what would give me the most pleasure at this moment?"

so i slept and the nap did me good. next, i had to fetch Thea at 4:30 p.m. and Bea wanted to come along. from pleasure to pleasure, i felt the need for more, so i asked the girls if they wanted a snack. of course, both said a hearty "YES!"

as we were driving around, we discussed what we felt like having. both Thea and i agreed with felt like having pasta, and Bea piped up with a mocha shake desire, so we decided to go to Robinson's Mall and indulge our selves. we had so much fun just being pleased that we decided to watch a movie afterwards.

Shall We Dance caught Thea's and my eye, especially since we were planning to enrol together in belly dancing lessons come summertime. the movie's blurb read, "a new comedy about following one's lead in life" or something like that, and that sealed my decision to purchase the movie tickets.

it was supposed to have been a comedy, but as with all comedies, it made me cry. because it contained gems of truth within it.

the movie basically explores what lights people up, and how following what lights you up leads you to your joy, in one way or another.

the one thing that touched me most in the movie was when Susan Sarandon was asked by the detective she hired to spy on her husband (Richard Gere) why people bother to get married anyway if they are just going to be unfaithful to their spouses at one time or another. Susan answered: " to have a witness to one's life. there are 7 billion people in the world and what does one life mean if nobody's there to witness it, all its ups and downs, the good and the bad, the growing and the stagnating,... to witness it and to care about it, no matter what?"

well, something like that.

and that's what made me cry the most, because it is so beautiful and so true.

i wish D watches it too. he would enjoy the dialogues, like that "you are a woman to love" line he kept pointing out to me, in another movie we watched together last time. : )
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