Nope, I haven’t really read the book yet. So this is not a review. It’s more of a “I-kinda-watched-the-movie-last-night-and-caught-a-portion-of-it-when-I-was-awake-and-I’d-like-to-say-something-about-it” kind of post.
Truth to tell, I was on-again-off-again asleep-awake throughout the entire movie. One part did catch my attention. It was when Delia brought Liz to the airport (this was when Liz was leaving for her Italy-India-Bali year long journey. I tried to look online for the exact words of Delia, but I couldn’t find the final screenplay.
Liz: You know what’s funny? This is the first time in my life there’s no one waiting at home for me. I don’t even have a home to come back to.
Delia: Oh, God. You’ll make friends. You’ll make friends with a backpack, of course. It’d be great to get away. Andy and I were talking about getting a little villa in Florence for a month, some time. you know, and in 10 years, when Jack is older…
Delia: You know why i was giving you such a hard time? I love my job, my guy and my kid, but I wish I could go!
As women, there is so much expected of us! To cook (only when I get my kitchen will I cook.), to have children, to take care and raise them well, to love our partners, to keep the house and home, to, perhaps, augment the family income, are only a few of the things that we women need to be doing.
As I’ve said before, you kinda put your life on hold when you become a mother (at least for me). Some moms choose to be SAHMs, some working moms choose their assignments (try to avoid trips that take them away from baby), some even choose to take less hours at work than a full day.
That line of Delia above struck me. Because my guy let me go on a major “alone” time last summer. He let me go off to visit my BFF in Vancouver, and I was away for nearly two and a half weeks! Bliss, I tell you! I missed them a lot, I wished that they could have seen what I had seen. But always, the break was a wonderful time to recharge.
And I totally love S for letting me do this. He understands that for me to grow, he has to let go a bit, and that with trust and faith, I will, without a doubt, return. He’s a wonderful guy, S is. Thank you, honey, for letting me grow with you. I love you!