Sunday, January 8, 2012

Love & Other Drugs

Is there anything greater than an unexpected delight?!  Last night we watched Love & Other Drugs and it was a delightful movie.  It's definitely worth your time.  Anne Hathaway has never looked more beautiful.  Her performance in this film is stunning.  And Jake Gyllenhaal, like his sister, is a superior actor.

Jamie: "...I have never known anyone who actually believed that I was enough. Until I met you. And then you made me believe it, too. So, uh... unfortunately... I need you. And you need me."
Maggie: "No I don't."
Jamie: "Yes you do."
Maggie: "No I don't."
Jamie: "YES, you do."
Maggie: "Stop it, stop saying that."
Jamie: "You need someone to take care of you."
Maggie: "No, I don't!"
Jamie: "Everybody does."
Maggie: "I'm gonna need you more than you need me."
Jamie: "That's okay."
Maggie: [crying] "No it's not! It isn't FAIR! I have places to go!"
Jamie: "You'll go there. I just may have to carry you."
Maggie: "...I can't ask you to do that."
Jamie: "You didn't."

I loved that moment in the film.  My husband and I first met in 2003, and even after all this time he still makes me feel like I am enough.  It frightened me at first; I thought my husband would eventually discover my many flaws and he would become disillusioned.   That hasn't happened.  My husband loves me unconditionally, flaws and all, and it improves my self-esteem to see myself through my husband's eyes. 

I know I'm a better individual today because of my relationship with my husband.

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