Take a quote from your favorite movie — there’s the title of your post. Now, write!
“I’m also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her. “
– Notting Hill
Can anything else be so raw and laid so bare as this line?
I don’t know if I’d ever be able to say anything close to this unless I was really desperate – but never say never. Either that, or I may have short term memory loss, and choose not to remember those times when this is exactly what I would have wanted to say to someone I loved very much, but who probably did not share the same degree of affection as mine.
In the movie, it works quite well, with two beautiful people going through the awkward dance of love between a mere mortal (William) and a world-famous goddess, um, actress (Ana Scott). But in a twist, it is the goddess who asks the mortal to love her. But then of course it works – it’s Julia-Frikkin-Roberts!
In real life, between mere mortals like me and the object of my affection, this would merely be an indication of my desperation and absence of any pride that would make my mother cringe at even the thought of such words coming forth from my mouth. I also wouldn’t look as gorgeous as Julia Roberts – just stating an important fact there.
But there is one thing I do know about my choice of this line (it was either this or a line from ‘While You Were Sleeping’).
I’m a hopeless romantic and I’m finally ready to embrace that fact.
Just don’t expect me to say that line anytime soon…*
*Unless you’re Richard Armitage. Then I suspect, all bets are off.