Hello, and welcome back!
I am continuing the series, “Life Lessons from Movies”.
Being mature women, we have experienced heartbreaks in our lives. It’s awful. It’s painful. Even now, I can remember how it felt then. It sucked.
After feeling hurt so much, we sworn that we wouldn’t want to feel that way ever again.
But, the thing is we have to take down the emotional shields if we want to have someone special in our lives, and love him and allow him to love you back.
It’s a risk that we might get hurt again.
If you try to avoid getting hurt, it means that your heart is closed. When it's closed, you won’t get hurt, but you won’t feel joy and happiness either in the deepest level.
Erica: I'm in love. Ain't it great? Seems like I gotta learn how to that... love-them-and-leave-them stuff, you know?
Marin: Oh mom, I hate this. Now do you get my theory about all this? You gotta self-protect.
Erica: You don't really buy this stuff you say, do you? You don't actually think that you can outsmart getting hurt?
Marin: I think it's worth trying.
Erica: Listen to me. You can't hide from love for the rest of your life because maybe it won't work out... maybe you'll become unglued? It's just not a way to live.
Marin: Are you telling me this is good? What's happened to you?
Erica: I think you should consider the possibility that you and I are more alike than you realize. I let someone in, and I had the time of my life.
Marin: I've never had the time of my life.
Erica: I know, baby. And I say this from the deepest part of my heart. What are you waiting for?
What are you waiting for?
It’s scary to let people in, especially a man with whom you could have the time of your life. But THAT could be worth trying.