Love…(According to Anthony Hopkins)

“Love is passion, obsession, something you can’t live without…”

I LOVE the movie, Meet Joe Black.

Love. I mean, LOVE this movie. (Maybe because Brad Pitt was so delectable in this movie, but I digress…)

Mostly, I love this movie because of the meaningful and underlying themes about love.

One of the greatest things about this movie is Bill Parrish (Anthony Hopkin’s) views on love…

& the speech he gives to his youngest daughter, Susan, about her current, (shall we say…flaccid??) relationship,

is nothing short of IMMACULATE.

It MUST be shared, HAS TO be shared. And here it is:

PARRISH
		Oh yes, I am.  Not an ounce of
		excitement, not a whisper of a
		thrill, this relationship has all
		the passion of a pair of titmice.

			     SUSAN
		Don't get dirty, Dad --

			     PARRISH
		Well, it worries me.  I want you
		to get swept away.  I want you to
		levitate.  I want you to sing with
		rapture and dance like a dervish.

			     SUSAN
		That's all?

			     PARRISH
		Be deliriously happy.  Or at least
		leave yourself open to be.

			     SUSAN
		'Be deliriously happy'.  I'm going
		to do my upmost --

	He smiles.

			     PARRISH
		I know it's a cornball thing but
		love is passion, obsession, someone
		you can't live without.  If you
		don't start with that, what are you
		going to end up with?  I say fall
		head over heels.  Find someone you
		can love like crazy and who'll love
		you the same way back.  And how do
		you find him?  Forget your head and
		listen to your heart.  I'm not
		hearing any heart.
			(a moment)
		Run the risk, if you get hurt, you'll
		come back.  Because, the truth is
		there is no sense living your life
		without this.  To make the journey
		and not fall deeply in love -- well,
		you haven't lived a life at all.
		You have to try.  Because if you
		haven't tried, you haven't lived.

I want to hang this on my wall, write it in the clouds, scream it from the rooftops.

It’s such a poignant and special spiel about what it means to love someone deeply, what it means to be consumed by it, soaked in it, EVERYTHING – and any preposition I can possibly think of-  (in a healthy way, of course) so TODAY…

I am wishing EVERY, SINGLE one of my readers this type of love, and I’m hoping you find it if you haven’t already. 🙂

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