What is it about sitting on an airplane, watching movies on the 12 inch monitor attached to the ceiling that makes me cry? I’ve cried maybe a handful of times over the last year, most of which, has been on airplanes (non-airplane crying includes in my bed after receiving some bad news, and another time on the couch watching Crazy Heart…)
So tonight, I’m on a long flight, probably the longest flight you can take and still stay in the US – a Coast to Coast trip that takes 6 hours. All for a good reason. But because the flight was so long, they showed two movies. Both movies brought me to tears. TWICE in one night (which would be awesome if it was speaking about a different situation…. huba huba huba).
The movies – Eat Pray Love and The Switch. First, I read Eat Pray Love, and did not take a liking to it. I felt it was fake – here is a woman who got paid to spend a year off, running about in three exotic places, “discovering” herself, and writing about it. We should all be so lucky. I spent the 12 months after my divorce working, taking care of the cats, and learning to breathe again (as you have born witness to on this very blog). So I would prefer to strip out the drama and learn about how other people did it; how they picked themselves up after a major heartbreak or “failure” and got back on track. I’m also no Julia Roberts fan – she knows how to be herself, but really, outside of her goofy grin and giggle, what does she have? There is an episode of Family Guy that makes fun of her..showcases how much she loves herself: Julia Roberts Loves Herself. Its one of my favorite Family Guy clips. 😉 But, the result of watching this movie on the airplane? Tears. Damn.
The other movie – The Swith. It does have Jennifer Aniston in it, not the best actress.. plays herself well, but she doens’t do it for me (I love the Kates – Kate Windslet and Kate Blanchet). Anyway, one of my favorite actors, Justin Bateman, is in the movie (loved him in Juno, fabulous in Arrested Development) so I gave it a chance. It was cute. Besides all the unnecessary drama, I liked it – the theme was about taking risks for love… If there is anything worth taking a risk for, shouldn’t it be love (and money)? Tears. Double Damn.
I do not like to cry, and more importantly, I do NOT like displaying emotions in public. Its nobody’s business what I’m going thru, and if I’m going thru something emotional, then I want to be doing it in the privacy of my own home. Apparently not last night though, as I shed a bunch of tears while on a plane with a bunch of strangers – I let it be known that I’m actually a softy… Thank god no one recognized me.
O.k.. I have dry lips and have to find my chapstick.