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So tonight has been productive. I painted my toenails and finished watching Breakfast at Tiffany's. My toes haven't been this dark of a color in quite some time so I'm not quite used to it yet. But I think I was in need of a change. As for Breakfast at Tiffany's, that was a really lovely movie. I think everyone should go watch it, a few people in particular. I could definitely relate to Holly Golightly from her love of Tiffany's to her case of the "mean reds". I get the "mean reds" a lot. But yeah, I really thought the end was so beautiful and I think it might be one of my favorite movie endings of all time. I'm posting an exerpt from the last scene of the movie because well... I think people should read it. And well, by "people", I really just mean one person, but I figured there's got to be someone else out there who could benefit from it, too.


Paul: Holly, I'm in love with you.

Holly: So what?

Paul: So what? So plenty. I love you! You belong to me.

Holly: No, people don't belong to people.

Paul: 'Course they do.

Holly: I'll never let anyone put me in a cage.

Paul: I don't want to put you in a cage. I want to love you!

Holly: It's the same thing.

Paul: No, no it's not. Holly...

Holly: I'm not Holly. I'm not Lulamae either. I don't know who I am. I'm like Cat here. We're a couple of no-name slobs. We belong to nobody and nobody belongs to us. We don't even belong to each other...

Paul: You know what's wrong with you, Miss Whoever-you-are? You're chicken, you've got no guts. You're afraid to stick out your chin and say, "Okay, life's a fact, people do fall in love, people do belong to each other, because that's the only chance anybody's got for real happiness." You call yourself a free spirit, a "wild thing," and you're terrified somebody's gonna stick you in a cage. Well baby, you're already in that cage. You built it yourself. And it's not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas, or in the east by Somali-land. It's wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself.


Reflect on that, please. Okay, I think I am going to bed because I feel like I should take advantage of the fact that I'm a bit tired before 4:00AM for once. Gotta break this nocturnal habit. Later, skaterz.

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x405_w4lru5
Jul. 19th, 2004 07:56 am (UTC)
Paul is a patriarchist ass. you don't need other people to be happy. it's just bonus. no one owns anyone else, people just let other people act like it, which is sad, and isn't a way to become happy at all. and i'd rather live in my own private (exclusive 'you're not on the list' club style) cage than someone else's cage. because while it's true that no matter where you go, there you are, that doesn't imply you can change that by forming codependent codified relationships based on obsolete oppressive value systems.

but you may not want to listen to my take on this sorta thing. anarchist types with aquarius venuses aren't gonna agree to be anyone's.
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