Months behind the masses, I finally had a chance to watch Blue Valentine.
Did this film make the whole planet sad?
I think so.
Something to think about…
Dean: “I feel like men are more romantic than women. When we get married we marry, like, one girl, ’cause we’re resistant the whole way until we meet one girl and we think I’d be an idiot if I didn’t marry this girl she’s so great. But it seems like girls get to a place where they just kinda pick the best option… ‘Oh he’s got a good job.’ I mean they spend their whole life looking for Prince Charming and then they marry the guy who’s got a good job and is gonna stick around. “
Know a man and woman who think like this? Me too. :/
Movies are often built on fairy tales. This movie was built on real life — the raw truth of so many relationships.
Random things in life keep on reinforcing the fact that I need to hold onto my high expectations — that it will be detrimental for me to lose sight of them. In the last 18 months I have learned so much more than I ever imagined about men, relationships and what’s important to me. Last month I spent a few hours with an exceptional person. We were on the topic of relationships and he said, “I’m not looking for a passenger, I’m looking for a co-pilot. Someone who will continually motivate and inspire me to be the best person I can be.” The thought of a couple continually driving each other to be their best selves absolutely warms my heart. In fact, I would be surprised if I settled for anything less.
With love. Real love. Me. ❤