So it seems that tonight is chick flick night on TV. I’m not a tremendous fan of most chick flicks, in fact I haven’t seen most of the classics of the genre, but I do appreciate a few. Anyhow, The Notebook was on tonight, and while it is rather far-fetched in many respects ( I mean come on it is adapted from a Nicholas Sparks book) it does have some sort of touching lines. I like this one, from the beginning of the movie, in particular:
Noah: I am nothing special; just a common man with common thoughts, and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten. But in one respect I have succeeded as gloriously as anyone who’s ever lived: I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul; and to me, this has always been enough.
It’s just sweet. And also kind of amazing, if nothing else would be needed to satisfy someone for a lifetime. That’s all.