Friday, September 18, 2009

Only in the movies

Where else would you see a couple take up where they left off after being apart for two years, as if the last time they saw each other was the day before? That doesn't happen in real life. I know myself that when I see someone for the first time after not seeing them for a long time it's kind of awkward at first. Neither know what to say. And two years? You're really strangers again.

I got caught up watching an old western last night and didn't crawl into bed until almost two o'clock. Pretty unusual for me. I don't think I've made it past midnight in a long, long time. My daughter and niece make fun of me because I always tell them if they call during the week to make it before nine.

Can't recall the name of the movie but it was kind of a romance. The hero and heroine were separated for a couple years and when they saw each other again it was like they'd never been a part. Kissed and told each other they loved one another. Now come on...that wouldn't happen today! I'm not waiting around two years for some dude to make up his mind whether he wants me or not. And back then, they never knew if they'd see each other again.


Anonymous said...

You say you would not wait for a guy for 2 years but what about all of the armed forces wives that have to wait 1 or 2 years for their guy to return? I am glad I did not have to make that choice.

Tory Richards said...

You're absolutely right! I didn't think about it that way. And I've fortunately never been in that position before.

Until you walk in their shoes...

Nancy Bristow said...

Debbie...Admittedly it doesn't happen often but it's quite extraordinary when it does. I'm not saying the couple necessarily takes up exactly where things were left in the past but the part about not being awkward or acting like strangers can (and it was a lot longer than two years;)

And, that's all I'm saying:) ~Nancy