#18: Fiction v. Non-fiction
Last night I watched A Walk to Remember with one of my best friends. She pointed out something we both love about that movie: the love between Landon and Jamie is so real and sweet and true. A lot of times we watch movies like this that have those kind of relationships and we think “if only I could have a relationship like that”, “if only there was a guy like that out there for me”, “why aren’t there guys like that anymore?”. Thing is, there are. We just get tired of looking because they’re covered up by all the scum. But wouldn’t something worth having be something worth looking for?
A lot of times we get discouraged by these movies because we think we’ll never have a relationship like that. But that’s how a guy should treat you, and that’s how a relationship should be. Not all movies portray this… you don’t want a guy who sneaks into your room to watch you sleep. Sorry, Edward. But the movies that have that love where you just cry because you want that for yourself… that’s the kind of love you should be looking for and waiting for. Because it’s the kind of love you deserve and should have. Maybe it takes a little longer to get here than you hoped it would, and maybe it comes from an unexpected person and place. But the truth of the matter is that the sweet, true movie loves we often watch and wish to have are attainable.
It’s wrong of us to limit ourselves thinking it’s only fiction. Art imitates life. They wouldn’t represent relationships like that in the movies if they never happened. Don’t settle for a relationship you’ve expected to be your reality when you’re secretly desiring the one you believe to be nothing more than fiction; fantasy can become a reality.