Category Archives: “The Sweetest Thing” movie

Happy Sweetest Day!

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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

Juliet.”

Maria lyrics that I love:

“Maria!

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

fate.

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

back?

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…