I didn’t go to him, Juliet. I didn’t go to Lorenzo. His eyes were so full of trust I promised I’d meet him and run away together because my parents don’t approve. But, instead, I left him waiting for me below our tree – waiting and wondering where I was. I’m in Verona now. I return to London in the morning and I am so afraid. Please, Juliet tell me what I should do. My heart is breaking and I have no one else to turn to.
“What” and “If” are two words as non-threatening as words can be. But put them together side-by-side and they have the power to haunt you for the rest of your life: What if? What if? What if?
I don’t know how your story ended but if what you felt then was true love, then it’s never too late. If it was true then, why wouldn’t it be true now? You need only the courage to follow your heart. I don’t know what a love like Juliet’s feels like – love to leave loved ones for, love to cross oceans for but I’d like to believe if I ever were to feel it, that I will have the courage to seize it. And, Claire, if you didn’t, I hope one day that you will.
All my love,
– Letter Correspondence of Claire and Sophie (Juliet’s Secretary)
If you’ve seen the movie, Letters to Juliet then you’ll probably remember these lines that started the whole story. My outward appearance doesn’t seem to resonate a “romantic” bone in my body. But just like the next girl, I too hope that one day,I will find my dark knight in tarnished armor. I couldn’t care less if he’s not perfect as long as I can be myself when I’m with him and him with me; we could both be strong and vulnerable with each other; and simply grow old discovering every nuance of ourselves.
Hopefully… soon… I’ll find a “love to leave loved ones for, a love to cross the oceans for.” (Or he’ll find me!) And that I will have the courage to seize it, own it, and be empowered by that love.
Okay, I’m getting sappy here. Not befitting. LOL. Forgive the momentary loss of [in]sanity.
Anyway, I’d love to hear your thoughts about this. Or if you’ve seen the movie, care to share your thoughts? 🙂
Have a fun-filled Friday!