countdown to feb 14 has officially begun. says who? says me! :))  in commemoration of my single-blessedness (?) and the date for lovers around the world, i’m counting down my favorite romantic movie scenes. i’m such a big chick flick gal so this is a perfect countdown for me. 😉

i’m starting off my countdown with a scene that’s not actually romantic, per se, but it does answer why we never seem to give up on love no matter how much it can sting. 🙂

The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Jeff Bridges
Director: Barbra Streisand
Tagline: There are two things a woman knows: what she’s looking for and what she’ll settle for.

The question is, why do we buy it? Because, myth or manipulation, we all want to fall in love. That experience makes us feel completely alive. Our everyday reality is shattered, and we are flung into the heavens. lt may only last a moment, an hour, but that doesn’t diminish its value. We’re left with memories we treasure for the rest of our lives. l read, ”When we fall in love, we hear Puccini in our heads.” l love that. His music expresses our need for passion and romantic love. We listen to La Bóheme or Turandot, or read Wuthering Heights, or watch Casablanca, and a little of that love lives in us too. So the final question is: Why do people want to fall in love when it can have such a short run and be so painful?
– Propagation of the species?
– We need to connect with somebody.
– Are we culturally preconditioned?
– Good, but too intellectual for me. l think it’s because, as some of you may already know … While it does last, it feels fucking great.