Friday, November 13, 2009

And my heart speaks….

Right from the conception of this post, my mind or rather heart is teeming with thoughts. So, let’s see what comes out. A prelude from the classic ‘Notting Hills’ to what follows…

A leading American actress Anna Scott accidentally meets an attractive, but unassuming British travel book seller William Thacker .Against all odds, they fall in love. Fame however gets in the way and they’re drawn apart. My heart breaks. I don’t just love these candyfloss romances, I believe in them. It’s always dismal to see people in love get apart. Anyhow, William, just as is expected from a *man* wins his love by a candid outright proposal in a huge Press conference. Here’s an excerpt from movie….

P.R. Chief: Next question? Yes. You in the pink shirt. (pointing to William)
William: Uh, right. Miss Scott, are there any circumstances that you and he might be more than just friends.
Anna Scott: I hoped that there would be but I've been assured that there's not.
William: Yes, but what if...
P.R. Chief: I'm sorry. Just the one question.
Anna Scott: No. It's alright. You were saying?
William: I was just wondering what if this person...
Journalist: Thacker. His name is Thacker.
William: Right. Thanks. What if, uh, Mr. Thacker realized that he had been a daft prick and got down on his knees and begged you to reconsider if you would... indeed... reconsider.
Anna Scott: [pause] Yes. I believe I would.
William: That's wonderful news. The readers of Horse and Hound will be relieved.

As timid as I am towards public displays of affection, I as much long public admission of love. Nothing’s more ideal than being with a guy who could candidly open his heart out in a congregation, right in front of everyone. I remember when I was young; I used to loooove the tales of Cinderella, Snowwhite, and sleeping beauty. All these tales have a female protagonist, all passive characters, who are rescued by their prince charming. To think of it now, it’s a little weird. I don’t happen to remember any fairy tale apart from Hansel and Gretel where the female character is strong and independent. Yet, I have always adored these fairy tales!!
I am an educated independent girl, well capable of handling things on my own. Ever since I was little, I’ve been high on my self esteem and generally prefer to take care of myself..all by myself. I don’t feel the need of some Prince Charming to speak for me or rescue me. When it comes to emancipating women, I surely want to be in the vanguard. As an individual, I might be least rigid but when it comes to my ideals, ethics & respect, no compromises ever.
Nevertheless, when it comes to love, I’m particularly fine with men taking the lead. I’m as much a woman, who loves to be loved. I particularly, am a hopeless romantic. My heart melts when Raj gets hold of Simran’s hand and helps her get on the train in my all time favorite DDLJ.
This ironically, is nature’s oxymoron. Men might be from mars and women from venus; still they as much need each other. In the war between sexes, there can never be absolute winners, only a collusion between the enemies ;)
Hence, I tend to believe in these fairy tales and candyfloss romances, hoping against hope that a happily ever after do exists. It’s indeed possible if you base your relationship on mutual respect and realise that there’s no victory or defeat in love. And there should be no ego at all. Our male counterparts have got fragile egos and as women, we’ve got the heart and the will to protect it. So, rather than trying to seek equality with men, we should seek the power within us, the power of giving , nurturing and preserving. So, go on guys, I concur. Conquer the world, only to lay it down at our feet. :)

20 comments:

Pesto Sauce said...

I guess we all need love...it is more important than food water and air

Gautam Jindal said...

I thought thats what guys are supposed to do .. Conquer the world so that they can lay it at their woman's feet :-)

Gautam Jindal said...

And what about guys who wud neva hesitate to display such affection in public but whose girlfriends would give them a tight slap if they did ????

Yachna said...

@Gautam: hehe..read again.. that's what i wrote. "go on guys, I concur(notice d spelling :-P). Conquer the world, only to lay it down at our feet :)"

& for d second: well in such cases...i guess.... girl a little flexible and guy,a little too careful :)

rhymesandreasons.co.za said...

Beautifully written post!

Zinal Patel said...

wonderful post........ liked it

Impressions said...

SO Damn true.. Wonderfully written... That reminds of the lines from the same movie... where the actress tells the guy...
I will post the excerpt:
William: I live in Notting Hill. You live in Beverly Hills. Everyone in the world knows who you are, my mother has trouble remembering my name.
Anna Scott: I'm also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.

SO here it goes ...howsover independent a woman grows ;the love remains :)
After all Independence does not make women heartless...

Vishal - The Vince said...

The blog is a feminist (not sexist) post with a beautiful beginning and ending :-)

U took the post from one corner to another beautifully. I loved Notting Hill and DDLJ references and the scenes came rushing back to me.

@watever: Love is not important than food or air or water .. try it!!

Amit Sharma said...
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Amit Sharma said...

@YK - This explanation of love discretely speaks for itself in your blog.

From fragile egos to power of giving...this post is alluringly beautiful

Sue said...

How beautifully written!! And so true. I think it's almost every girl's dream to have her prince sweep her off her feet. I know it's mine!! And as for public displays of affection; while I'm probably not one who'd be screaming it from the hill tops, I'd love a man to be prepared to do that to show me how much he loves me. To know that I could make someone feel that way - how exhilarating...

vickey said...

..nice one...enjoyed

Canuck said...

Love has an energy of its own. That"click" is there when a connection occurs which is in both people's hearts. When it is true love..it is painful because it hurts to want that other person, inexplicably, so much yet fear that to start is but to start what could be the beginning of the end. The sweetest thing is the journey of discovery. True Love is the sweetest pain. As Gibran wrote in "The Prophet": To know the pain of too much tenderness.

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Canuck said...

A SILENT LOVE

Norman, a quiet, middle-aged college teacher from Montreal embarks on the adventure of his life when he goes to Mexico to propose to Gladys, a young woman he met through an Internet agency.

Gladys accepts Norman, but impulsively requires him to bring her widowed mother, Fernanda, with them to Canada. Delighted and intrigued, Norman agrees and brings his new family north.

But love eludes the newlyweds. Despite their best efforts, Gladys gets impatient and restless, while Norman grows introverted and confused. And Fernanda, the anxious mother-in-law, becomes the marriage counselor for both.

Silently, Norman falls in love with Fernanda, a charming woman only a couple of years younger than he is. She senses his attraction and fears the worst - that it might be mutual. Abruptly, she returns to Mexico.

In the emotional showdowns that follow, Norman, Gladys and Fernanda must find the courage to overcome great distance, foolish desire, and the obstinate fear of solitude.

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I said...

Sweet! We so long for the perfectly scripted love story, and perhaps acceptance in public just completes in some ways...

Do write more often; blogs like your's are hard to come by...