Saturday, September 25, 2010

Letters to Juliet

I just finished watching Letters to Juliet and even though I had a food post planned the romance of the movie diverted my attention to love. Do you ever watch a movie full of romance, love, affection and hope that it almost makes you a little sad? You let a few tears slip as you watch the final kiss of the movie and imagine them living happily ever after, all the while feeling a little wistful for such an experience. The idea of such passion and overwhelming infatuation that the characters in the movie are so moved by one another that they are willing to give up everything just to be together. Does that ever really happen? Oh I'm sure there is the is the occasional truth to some of these stories but in reality our busy, distracted lives don't lend to such dramatic expressions of adoration.
Do men as well as women truly offer each other grand displays of affection anymore? Do we make ourselves vulnerable to each other and really tell how much we are in love and how desperately we need each other? Don't get me wrong, I'm truly happy and content in my marriage (honey, if you are reading this, it's time to send me some flowers at work, LOL) but after watching the movie I found myself craving some romance. Craving the butterflies in my stomach, tingling in my toes and flush of excitement you feel on your first date, first kiss, proposal of marriage and of course, wedding day.
So in attempt to remind myself to step out of my comfort (or maybe lazy) zone, I'm going to add a little romance. They say the French and Italians are experts at love and if the movie is any indication then maybe I'll take a little motivation from them and of course some advice from Blog Friends.
What do you do to keep the romance alive? Or better yet, what would give you that "I've been swept off my feet" feeling?


  1. This is a movie that I so wanted to see! Now I need to see it even more :)

  2. I really enjoyed your blog, even though it was a diversion from your normal food. I was just thinking the same thing today... I was at the movies and while viewing a trailer for an upcoming romantic comedy-I found myself experiencing your same comments and thoughts and wonderment. I simply reached over and held my hubby's warm hand. 23 years of marriage and may I answer "yes you can" experience those same butterflies and tingles, they just take alittle more effort but well worth it.