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Day 142: The Way We Were

The Way We Were w/ Barbara Streisand & Robert Redford

It’s a familiar story of love, one that is easily recognizable, yet hard to look back on. With a soundtrack from Streisand, it’s difficult not to get a little choked up when watching The Way We Were. Relationships are a complicated thing, but it’s even more complicated when the truth alone is accepted and embraced. Yes, they were socially opposite, but their intentions of love were the same. But over time, they grew, and they grew apart.

He was the best he could be for her when they were together. An often sad but practical viewpoint of life and relationships. Really, that’s all you could ask for. The point of relationships is to grow individually. Your other person should compliment your life, even if that means for temporary. Katie and Hubbell meet in college, an all too familiar setting of transitional phases of life – a breeding ground of insecurity, security and hope. Relationships are a nurturing ground for us to experiments different parts of our lives. I believe that things happen for a reason even in the most darkest of times. Especially romantic relationships. Katie helplessly falls in love but is too independent for Hubbell to handle. But even with that, their romance seems to trek them through the years until they reach a setting conclusion that they were content with the way they were (get it?!).

On to other matters, this project is ending literally tomorrow. CAN WE SAY WHATTTT?!?!!?!?

Hubbell Gardner: When you love someone, from Roosevelt to me, you go deaf, dumb and blind.


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Day 83: Hello, Dolly!

Hello, Dolly! w/ B.S.

Oh, Barbara. How I long to love you like so many do. It was sweet to the say the least, the dancing and the singing all made it worthwhile. Every once in awhile, I wanted to yell “Mr. Wilson!” but contained myself. It was a story of irony and romance, the matchmaker refusing to fall in love, falling deeply for a man she didn’t expect. It was light and delightful, kind of like having vanilla ice cream on a warm, crisp day. Seriously. That damn delightful.

The idea of connections is such a silly and odd thing to examine. We seem to find connections within our circles, and who we believe could be compatible with. I’ve fallen victim to blind dates set up by friends. Things weren’t always pretty and I’ve come out of it with an awkward “we..should do this again?” I’m not the biggest fan of my friends “hooking it up” for me, but I also semi-rely on it as well to get through the season – winter and spring. I don’t think I’ve played matchmaker probably because I figured if I can’t find anyone for myself, my skills are clearly not going to aid someone else’s love life.

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