I am grateful for a very nice gentleman and friend for my Sweetest
Day gift of a big bag of chocolates! I love Lindor chocolates and this
super gift had peanut butter, white chocolate, dark chocolate, extra
dark chocolate and milk chocolate balls of deliciousness! What a great
surprise and a special treat as well! I am sure that most of you may not
even celebrate this “made up” Hallmark, florists and other gift related
businesses’ dream holiday!
I am going to tell you that a funny, bawdy and maybe not the best movie
I ever saw is titled, “The Sweetest Thing!” Warning, it is not for kids! But
it has some “truths” that apply to my current life and maybe some of
the rest of yours, too. This 2002 movie includes a fine comedic team of
Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate, Justin Bateman, Selma Blair and
Thomas Jane. (I like Cameron Diaz’s most serious and well acted role in
“In Her Shoes” please check this out while she works with elderly in a
nursing facility, in repentance for a life formely ill spent! I like Thomas
Jane in the current t.v. show, “The Mentalist.”) The others are in movies
that show range to their skills, too.
This movie is about two friends who are rather jaded and not sure there
are “soul mates” out there. I am totally on board with this feeling, at
times, too! I express optimism and positivity most of the time, but I get
discouraged from time to time, also. Anyway, these club hopping women
have friends and there is a mixed bag of situations, funny and serious.
I like that there is a happy ending which makes you believe and hope for
love, after all!
Another “sweet” thing to talk about are songs that have those wonderful
to be cherished lyrics. I am going to quote, “Maria,” from the musical
“West Side Story” which many people have seen and know it comes from
a remake of Shakespeare’s romantic and tragic love story, “Romeo and
Maria lyrics that I love:
The most beautiful sound I ever heard…
Say it loud and there’s music playing
Say it soft and it’s almost like praying.”
This is after Tony meets Maria, which is a star crossed love with a sad
I think when you first meet someone, you usually “know” if you want
to go beyond friends. I am saddened to say, I have become more careful
when I meet someone and want to immediately place them in the “friends”
category. I admit I am a little “gun shy” but I have two male friends
who I can never picture as lovers and more. I feel bad because they
both off and on discuss, the huge and heavy ‘elephant in the room:’
Why don’t you love me?
Here are two other songs that have “sweetest” in them to check out;
Juice Newton’s country song, “The Sweetest Thing” and I am going to
quote the second one’s (David Ryan Harris) the other “Sweetest Thing:”
“So just what kind of man is that.
Who gives you words, then takes them
Sometimes I wonder why I can’t articulate
On bated breath
We sit quiet and wait
But how much silent treatment
Can my lady take?
When the words I give
Are the words that break.
For lack of a language that’s half as complex
As all of my emotion but when I find the words
I’ll say the sweetest thing she’s ever heard.”
I have to say the meaning behind these words strikes a chord with
me. I am not sure how to explain the language of love, how our
heart meets with another’s heart and it feels like it is meant to be.
I am, as always, hoping for the Sweetest Thing to happen to Me!
Happy Sweetest Day to my friends who listen, care and sympathize.
Nothing earth shattering but still Love is a topic all have contemplated
from time to time…