Thursday, February 4, 2010

Thoughtful Thursday

Late last week, The Baroness was in the throes of medically making herself, ummmm....hollow. All in the name of -ologies and -oscopies. (I'll let you fill in the gaps here)(because thanks to this, there are many, many gaps)(still)

Needless to say (so I won't)(too much), I could not really stray far from the confines of my home. Setting foot outside would be akin to releasing a helium balloon into the air. And, although I love to travel, this is not my method of choice.

What to do? What to do? What to do?

Few things say discomfort to me more than confinement and the ensuing mopey-ness. And what, pray tell, is the cure-all for reality? Escapism.

So I decided to have a mini-movie marathon.

And somewhere, in the middle of "Shall We Dance", there was just such a lovely conversation crafted by writer Audrey Wells between the beautiful Susan Sarandon (Bev) and the wry Richard Jenkins (Mr. Devine), that I had to share it for today's TT.


Bev: Why is it, do you think, that people get married?

Mr. Devine: Passion.

Bev: No.

Mr. Devine: That's interesting. Because I would have taken you for a romantic. Why, then?

Bev: Because we need a witness to our lives.

There's a billion people on this planet. I mean, what does any one life really mean?

But in a marriage, you're promising to care about everything...the good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things...

All of it, all the time, every day.

You're saying, 'Your life will not go unnoticed, because I will notice it."

"Your life will not be unwitnessed, because I will be your witness."


Grace said...

That made me cry (but in a good way). Thank you.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

This is so true, which is exactly why when one of the marital partners does not care it hurts so much. It is very possible to be trapped in a marriage where only one person cares. It's worse than being alone.

But this is a great quote.

Hope all your fill in the blanks turn out perfectly.

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