I have already packed 2012 into a trunk and stuck it somewhere in the furthest reaches of my mind. Maybe it was the loss of a dear friend, Rob, who I will forever miss. Maybe it was the other losses we endured; my beautiful friend lost her son, my longest friend lost his wife, and three of my friends lost their dad just to name a few. Maybe it was the marriages of dear friends that fell apart. Maybe it was the darkness that worked its way into my head and caused me to be blind to all the many blessings in my life?
Despite all the obstacles that caused pain it was the blessings I found in my family and friends that meant the most. Whenever I take time to reflect and look forward those are the two things I wouldn’t want to live life without. Speaking of friends…I started my blog in 2012 and have made some beautiful friends. So if the world was going to end in 2013 and I had a few short months I would spend it kissing!
In fact, if there was one resolution I could make and keep it would be to kiss as many people as I possibly can. I can see my husband rolling his eyes while saying, “And how is this different than any previous year?” I am a kisser, I love, love, love to kiss. Anyone and everyone….almost!
Speaking of kisses I marked off one of the items on my bucket list. I watched Gone With the Wind with one of my good blogging friends The Reclining Gentlemen. I love technology, we watched it together via twitter due to the ocean separating us.
There was so much I loved about the movie. The history, the clothes, the perspective, the language were all amazing. My favorite though was the romance. I ended up watching every kissing scene more than once. I am pretty sure it was the very first soap opera ever written.
Originally I wanted to rewrite the ending but in retrospect a movie like GWTW with the strength of those characters likely would have no just ending. Like a true soap opera it could have gone on forever! Truly the movie had the best romantic equation. Scarlett loves someone she can’t have but as soon as the object of her love is free to love her she realizes she loves the one she let get away. Rhett loves someone who doesn’t love him back and as soon as she does he is off to find another love. Out of all the amazing elements this movie had it is the angst that made this movie work.
This is by far my favorite scene in the movie: We all need to be kissed..and often..and by people that know how!
Another movie I loved and fits this prompt was Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. If only we can all die in the arms of a romance scene.