Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Of being there...and doing that.

Overrated and badly edited it was, but I came away from having watched Sex and the city very mellow. Was thinking to myself - 'Do I have a Charlotte or Miranda in my life?' The intense love and unquestioning caring between these women is the kind of friendship dreams are made of.
The scene where Charlotte hugs Carrie and doesnt let Big get near (on the road, right after the almost wedding) that sheer anger in her voice when she says 'NO', that assertive protectiveness in the way she held Carrie, that intense hurt she showed, gave me goosebumps.

I love the bond these women have, I love how 'each other' took precedence above all else, how everything is unimportant enough to ensure that they were there when Carrie needed them. 'Its the Movies' I KNOW! But by now its established that im a foolish foolish girl with stars in her eyes who still believes in romance and prince charming and all the other ghastly untruths of the world!

I loved the unthanking, assumed and seemingly routine way the love and friendship would be exhibited between these women, that there was no doubt Carrie was going over to Mirandas dressed in Pj's in the middle of the night, the undoubtability of these actions really struck a chord with me.

I LOVED that they love each other with so much passion, thats the only way love is meant to be loved. With a crazy intoxicating logic defying all encompassing execution of seemingly mundane things. Somewhere we're a lot more calculated, a lot less giving and even more held back....

Last evening i spent a few hours with someone who, thanks to my advice, Didnt hold back. he now regrets it, thanks to some confused woman who isnt sure what she wants. He asked me once -'What did i do wrong?' and i was B-L-A-N-K. The price hes got for being there, going ALL OUT, and giving her the benefit of doubt when she was acting like a kook is a broken broken heart. somewhere i blame myself, and my ridiculous theory of filmy romance. Maybe i ought to have asked him to play the game. Maybe i ought to learn to play the game myself.

10 comments:

Dusty Fog said...

why be like the rest. perhaps our greatest joy is in the fact that we are being different. We are choosing not to play the game, and perhaps in our own way trying to educate other people to live a "gameless" life.

Abhishek said...

I hope you dont :).... You dont need to!

Ashwin said...

'It's the movies'? Pffft... it's never just a movie.

Psyched said...

What is important is what you carry from this episode...

Life's gonna continue to expose you to situations to this...might not be in the same context...but yes.. it'll...

The Nomad said...

I agree with all the above ...

and I would like to believe that you do have that kind of friendship :)

Serendipity said...

Dusty! Its so nice to see u back. Maybe now we can expect an 'update' on the bluehill? :)

Abs - we ALL do.

Ashwin - :) I secretly agree!

Psyched - wise words m'friend. Im surprised :):) KIDDING!

And finally, @ The Nomad, sometimes you just need to hear somethings, assumed as they might be :) so its established that 'Im your something'. Please proceed to make a list of the accompanying perks, rights and provileges.

Ashwin said...
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Quiz_Master said...

Deep thoughts.....

Make me feel... [something, dunno what..]

[quote]Last evening i spent a few hours with someone who, thanks to my advice, Didnt hold back. he now regrets it, thanks to some confused woman who isnt sure what she wants.[/quote]

Ditto!!! I know how that guy must be feeling....

The knife said...

Hi! I read this post yesterday. this set me thinking about other great film friendships. Somehow Jai and veeru from Sholay were top of mind. I guess Sex and the City would be more relatable for women given the incidents. At the same time Sholay plays on the world of fantasy and adventure which men probably stay back in even after growing up

Serendipity said...

@ The Quiz master - Why do u identify with him! Its not a nice place to be.

@ The Knife - I agree, Menn would more or less identfiy more with the Sholay pair :)