Wednesday, August 10, 2011

an uncatchable fish

"Most men, they'll tell you a story straight through.
It won't be complicated, but it won't be interesting either."
- BIG FISH (2003)

My ideas of romance have always come from the movies. Since I was little I've looked to the movies that I would consider classic, for an understanding of what love was, and what it meant to be in love.

In PS I Love You, I learned that I'm one of the lucky ones. I learned that a love like this only comes around once, and all you can do is hope it doesn't come to an end too quickly. I learned that it is in fact possible to run out of tears.

In My Best Friend's Wedding, I learned that sometimes you have to chase what you love. I learned that just because the music starts to play and the moment is perfect & beautiful & magical, it doesn't always end how you thought it would.

In Cruel Intentions, I learned that sometimes the ending goes unexplained. Sometimes you have to search for the answer.

In Sweet November, I learned that love isn't love unless it's fun.

In Coyote Ugly, I learned that sometimes you're wrong and you have to work hard to redeem yourself.

In Two for the Money, I learned that love of power and love of people are two very different things.

In A Walk to Remember, I learned that some movies will make you cry everytime, no matter whether you're 12 or 22. I learned that there are kinds of love that change who you are as a person.

In Big Fish, I learned how quickly time passes, and how one day, if you're lucky, you'll look at your children with the understanding that if you could, you would slow it all down. I learned about the relationship between love and dedication. From Big Fish, I learned everything.

I don't know if I always learned the right lessons...but they must have taught me something right, since I'd say I'm doing pretty darn good in the love department. 


When I look at those stills from Big Fish, I get completely sucked into that beautiful (and strange) world. I often weigh the consequences of leaving work early to go home and snuggle up on the couch in my pjs, with popcorn, a glass of wine, and some "I love you Sandra Templeton and I WILL marry you!" (please take a moment to imagine me screaming out those words, half in tears, with a mouthful of popcorn.)

By the way, in my travels to find stills of Big Fish, I came across this beauty, which, to me, just screams inspiration for a vintage couples shoot....!


Speaking of vintage shoots...we're 7 weeks away from Tanya & Josh's wedding and it is going to be a 1930s vintage theme! I heard a rumour that there is going to be a candy table!! But I don't want to give too much away :)

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