August 8, 2010
Breakfast at Tiffany's
“Let’s not say another word; let’s just go to sleep”
My spirits felt a little low this evening so I decided to do something to cheer myself up.
I rented a movie; but not any movie, Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
It seemed like a good film choice: No die-hard special effects, no teeny-bopper actor’s or actresses trying to fit in with slutty society. Just a good story. Simplicity is what I was looking for.
Simplicity. What does this word even mean anymore? I thought I knew-but I really don’t have a clue.
For Holly Golightly, it’s so easy for her to just crawl in a man’s window, have a nice conversation with him, a drink and a cigarette, and then crawl into his bed and say “Let’s not say another word; let’s just go to sleep”. Keep in mind-she just met this guy that very day.
I know it’s just a movie-but it seems so easy for her to open herself up to a complete stranger. Why does it have to be so hard for me to open myself up to somebody I know?
I’m being naive. I know the reasons. But please, I’m begging you reasons. Go away and let me be happy. Truly, infinitely happy. Please.