It is in fact NOT "Let's have tacos."
Though those are good words to hear too...
It's "I love you."
Girls dream about how it will be said.
Who will say it.
And how they will react to it.
In fact one of my favourite "I love you" lines comes from Pride and Prejudice.
The Kiera Knightly one.
Both times that Mr. Darcy says it is amazing.
(For those of you who don't like Pride and Prejudice. Bear with me.. I have a point to this.. )
The first time makes you gasp with a shrill little shriek and hold your pillow over your face (everything but the eyes of course). The rain. His face. The way he says it as if he cannot get it into the surrounding air around them quick enough. Granted... the rest of his speech could use some work.
The second time. You are holding your breath. It is so much sweeter. You bite your knuckle... afraid to make a single sound because you don't want to ruin such a perfect cinematic moment.
Your breath catches. Your eyes tear with the perfection of it all. And you sigh.
Granted the second time... you also wonder how Liz Bennett only manages out a simple, "Your hands are cold."
You cannot help thinking, "Gurl! How in the world is that the only thing you could think to mention?! HIS COLD HANDS?! NOT YOUR RACING HEART?! NOT THAT YOU LOVE HIM TOO?!"
And we sit there in complete.... d'awwedness of how perfect it is.
Then we dream.
Girls dream A LOT. Just in case you didn't already know.
And I think I have a solution to the question that haunts us all.
"Why did she only mention his hands and not her love back?!"
Did it ever occur to you that her brain had blanked. Frozen in time. And all she could do was breathe because even though she KNEW he loved her... hearing him say it (AND LIKE HE SAID IT TO BOOT) made it real. And that making it real is not something that you can be prepared for I think. Because it's a pleasant surprise. She knew he loved her. She hoped he loved her. She wanted him to tell her those very same three words. And when he said them. She was elated. Her heart grew wings. She was no longer on earth. She was lost in the moment. And that was a very good place to be lost in. There was no denying she loved him back.
And I think once you realize that..
The movie gets better.
Also it helps us realize that no matter how much we dream of the moment it will happen for us.
No matter how much we play possible scenarios in our head...
We cannot be prepared for the extent of the elation one feels. Just look at Lizzie Bennett! Once that elation and magic of those words hit you. I don't think anything can prepare you for what to say or do. Because you will be so caught up in the moment.
Doesn't matter when it is said. Where it is said. It could be a scene out of a movie... or it could be over the phone late at night. No matter how it is said. I do believe that you will experience what Lizzie felt and be lost in the moment. Unable to articulate a word or any real important string of words because your heart will be so far above the clouds, dancing among the stars.. and you will feel so astonishingly... lost for words in the best way possible.
And it will happen for you one day, dear and darling reader.
So let's all ease up on Poor Miss Bennett and just revel in the sheer BRILLIANCE of the filming of this movie.
The filmography itself is ASTOUNDING
Then throw in the music and GOSH.
Then the actors??? PERFECTION