Love, Happiness, and other nonsense

Ever After is my favorite movie for many reasons, but one of them is the great and wonderful things said in that movie. I’ve been thinking a lot about happiness and love today. It made me think of my all time favorite movie quote from Practical Magic – “I dream of a love that even time will lie down and be still for.” Most days I think that whole idea is a bunch of hogwash. Especially tonight when I realized that it’s been almost 3 weeks since a certain someone said they would sign the divorce papers. And guess what? They haven’t signed them. Sigh.

Anyway, back on track… all my thoughts of happiness and love made me think of a simple exchange between Danielle & Prince Henry in Ever After

Danielle: It is not fair your highness, you have discovered my weakness but I have yet to learn yours.

Prince Henry: I should think it was quite obvious.

Could you imagine ever hearing someone say that? I can’t. Maybe that’s my problem. I can’t even imagine being someone’s weakness. I’ve said on more than one¬†occasion¬†that I just want to be at the top of someone’s list. I know it sounds very self-centered and all about me, but damn it I think I deserve it. I look at my married girlfriends and see that they are OBVIOUSLY on the top of their husband’s list. Any of those guys would do absolutely anything for them. Anything at all. It’s called love. Something he just didn’t understand. It may have taken me… wow, it would have been 9 years yesterday. No wonder I was all sorts of out of whack yesterday. Man. Anyway, it took me 9 years to figure out that I was NEVER on the top of his list. Granted I wish I had figured that out ohhhhh, say 8 years ago, but it’s just another reminder that this is for the best.

So wait… I had a point here right? Oh yes. I want to be someone’s weakness. I want such a small statement from a person to make me feel all mushy inside. I want to be on the top of someone’s list. Until then, I’ll just watch Ever After over and over again.

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