In addition to working a full time job at a law firm, I have recently started interning at a lovely cupcake, wine and beer bar. And after a 6 1/2 hour shift today, instead of going to yoga or the gym, I decided to watch a movie and spend quality time with Holly. Of course, we opted for an Audrey Hepburn movie. It really is the best cure for the mean reds (of which I had a terrible case because I took the ultimate step and asked for some of my belongings back from Ex-Boyfriend – due to arrive tomorrow).
This was our meal:
A large glass of Chardonnay, Brie (from Murray’s), apples, crackers… and pickles?
In one sitting, we finished an entire jar of pickles. and the cheese. and the apple. Oh and we topped it off with two very delicious, very decadent, Fleur de Sel cupcakes. It may have been a strange dinner (as all post-break up dinners are) but still delicious.
There is one quote from the movie that is stuck in my mind. Sabrina (played by Audrey Hepburn), is at cooking school in France and when the chef is inspecting the students’ souffles, he points out that Sabrina’s was way too flat. She doesn’t seem to be able to figure out why it was so flat until the gentleman next to her mentions that she forgot to turn on the oven. He says, ““A woman happily in love, she burns the soufflé. A woman unhappily in love, she forgets to turn on the oven.”
And it’s true. In both instances, the woman’s mind is preoccupied with something else but when a woman is unhappily in love, her absent-mindedness is completely different, it’s the sad kind characterized by apathy and a general I-don’t-care-about-anything attitude. And it’s rather strange that someone can be “unhappily in love” because shouldn’t love be happy? No one should ever be unhappily in love, it just doesn’t make sense and it’s also not fair. Why would you be unhappy when you could be the happiest person in the world?
The guy I dated before Ex-Boyfriend was amazing. We dated for almost three years, truly my college sweet heart, but things fell apart post-graduation and I fell out of love. It took him a long time to get over it but he finally met someone with whom he feels a real connection. And that, my friend, just proves that you should never settle (but do be realistic) and that you shouldn’t give up on love (but know when to quit!). Keep an open mind and you’ll never know what you might find. You can start by taking a walk outside and taking in the crisp, fall air. Smells like change.
Stay classy like…
(With a little help from Holly)