There is a great scene in the movie Enchanted April where, after everyone has had an awakening, the elderly woman, Mrs. Fisher (played by Joan Plowright) says to Lottie and her husband, “Everyone has paired off. It seems like the world can only be happy in pairs.” Lottie then gives her a kiss on the cheek and says, “Then you and I will be a pair Mrs. Fisher.” We all need to feel that we are loved, cared for, and special to someone; that when we walk into a room, someone’s eyes light up.
I was watching Oprah yesterday and she was talking about her epiphanies. One was when Toni Morrison basically asked, “What does your face look like when your child walks into the room and sees you? Are you always checking for what is out-of-place or do they see that you are delighted to see them?”
I have a friend, Tim Ide, who when I call (usually to talk to his wife Jenness) and say, “Hi Tim, this his is Mary” , he always says in this most cheerful voice, “Well hello!” I really love calling them, and I know that part of the reason is that he seems happy just to hear my voice.
So even though I can’t see you, I am sending you all a big smile, and hoping that you know how much I appreciate you being a part of my life through this blog!
Below is a wonderful National Geographic clip about an unlikely pair, an orangutan and a dog…