February 22, 2011

Meet Cute, Passion & 'Shut Up & Kiss Me' Moment

meet-cute is a convention of romantic comedies in which two potential romantic partners meet in a contrived way in unusual or comic circumstances. A staple of the romantic genre, the technique creates an artificial situation contrived by the filmmakers in order to bring together characters in an entertaining manner. This is what stuck with me in an otherwise OK movie called the 'The Holiday.' In the movie Eli Wallach tells Kate Winslet "Say a man and a woman both need something to sleep in and both go to the same men's pajama department. The man says to the salesman Ted, I just need bottoms, and the woman says, I just need a top. They look at each other and that's the meet-cute." In my case, our meet cute has 'Kurt Cobain' & cigarettes stamped all over it. Almost.

'Dude, I LOVE Cobain'
'Yea man, Cobain's the BEST' - Conversation over cigarettes almost sealed the deal for us, I think. My MC is better than yours, damn right, it's better than yours! Kidding :)

I think it's so much easier to connect to anyone when you share a common passion, a common love. Someone (I don't know who, and I'm too lazy to Google it right now) once said, 'Nothing great in life has ever been achieved without passion.' So true. I mean, have you ever really really lived, if there is no passion in your life. And it may not be world-changing or great, it could be the smallest things. Just one thing that brings that fire in your eyes. I see it in my Mom's eyes when she teaches, I see it in my Dad's eyes when he plays Cricket, in my Sister's eyes when she's dancing. I see it in Mr. B's eyes when he talks about Cricket and sometimes when he looks at me.

Passion also makes people crazy. It's a tough job being with a passionate person. Everything is heightened, a big deal, everything makes you wanna give your 100%. Makes you fight as well. I fight with Mr. B. I mean, come on, how can you not fight ever? That's not natural. isn't it? But I am guilty of starting a fight a lot of times. But the problem is, halfway through the fight I lose interest in it. Because of course the fight isn't as important as the person I'm fighting with. Never. So while things are in a rumble and heated words are being exchanged, I'm thinking, 'WTF, I don't want to fight any more. Just SHUT UP AND KISS ME!' It happens all the time with Mr. B. I call it my 'Shut Up & Kiss Me' moment.


M said...

I owe my story to you, you do know that no? One of your shut up and kiss me moments with Mr.B, a pacifier for you, and a pacifier for Mr.B and what do you know - the pacifiers fell in love too! :D

Maryx said...

I love those moments! =)

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