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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wow. I can't believe that it's been two months since I last even looked at this blog. Looking back, so much has happened, but as it's actually happening, it feels like nothing is changing. Life is funny like that. Time just flies, and before you know it, everything is different.
School is going well. P.E. classes are fun, Math is ok, and English is AWESOME! I'm getting straight A's in all my classes so far, hopefully I'll keep them up.

Whenever I sit down to write my blog, I think maybe this time I'll come up with something profound to say. So far I don't think I have, and I'm not very good and sharing what's on my mind. I read other people's blog and am so inspired. I wish that I could just sit down with my computer and some beautiful, profound thoughts about life would just flow out. But they don't. And I'm not doing that great of a job blogging at all, with the times between each post getting longer and longer.
My life, as it happens, doesn't feel very interesting. I get up in the morning and go to school. I come home and eat lunch, help around the house a bit, hang out, crochet and maybe watch some t.v. But as I look back over the last few months, I see how full my life really has been.

This last Tuesday, I was home alone and not feeling that great so I decided to watch some t.v. We get a couple of the movie channels, and one of them was playing "Romeo+Juliet". The one with Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. I love that story, so I turned it on. As I was watching, I couldn't help but tear it apart. There is soooo much wrong with it! Don't get me wrong, I love Romeo and Juliet as much as any other hopeless romantic, but seriously, who would want to be either of them? Or marry either one of them either!
Starting off the story, we have Romeo, pining away for some girl named Rosaline, going to the Capulet's dinner party and the second he sees Juliet, he"falls in love" with her. Firstly, there is no such thing as love at first sight. There is lust and attraction, but you cannot truly fall in love with someone just by looking at them. True lasting love comes with knowing a person, being intimately acquainted with all their strengths and flaws and choosing to love them in spite of their imperfections. Secondly, doesn't Romeo seem just a little fickle to you? I mean seriously people, he's pining away, spending his days sulking and moping about because this girl Rosaline wouldn't or couldn't have him (if memory serves, I think she chose to become a nun) and then with one glance at Juliet, he forgets all about his first love. Am I the only one who would have an issue with that in real life? I wouldn't want to be Rosaline, the girl easily forgotten, or Juliet, the girl he suddenly switches to. I would have a hard time trusting that he wouldn't forget me as easily the next time he saw another pretty girl. Just sayin'.
And then we have Juliet. The beautiful girl who also "falls in love" at first sight. I think her problem is mostly just being naive and overly sheltered. But to meet someone, "fall in love" and agree to get married the next day also displays a lack of maturity and discernment. Again, I'm just saying.
And then then end of the story. Juliet is married, her parents don't know, so they are forcing her to marry another man. She refuses, they don't listen. So she goes to the Priest and they make a plan for  her to get out of it. That's all well and good. She is being faithful to her husband, regardless of the fact that she barely even knows him. She takes the draught that makes her look dead. Great. That will make it easier to run away and join Romeo in Manchura without being chased.
But then Romeo. Honestly, I just think that he isn't that bright. I mean come on, his friend tells him that Juliet is dead, and instead of going to the Priest to find out what happens, he goes and buys poison, breaks into Juliet's tomb and kills himself. Really? Doesn't he think that maybe the Priest would at least tell him what happened? Or does he even think at all? I submit that he probably didn't. Not to mention, he only knew the girl for a few DAYS!!! Seriously, I have a hard time believing that someone could be that in love with another person after a few days. And then Juliet wakes up, sees Romeo dead and kills herself. Really? Again, they only knew each other for a few days!!! I just have a hard time seeing any of this happening in real life.
Now, all that being said, I really do love the story of Romeo and Juliet. I am a hopeless romantic. Any sappy, sad, sweet chick flick that is relatively clean will have me glued to the television set. Romeo and Juliet is no exception. One cannot  help but get caught up in the waves of emotion and conflict running through the story. Who doesn't want it to end well? We all want them to be together and live. And who doesn't cry at the end when they don't? Romeo and Juliet is a classic. One of the rare classics that no one would ever want to live through, but a classic nonetheless.
Gosh, now I want to go curl up with a blanket, cocoa and popcorn and watch it again. I think I might.
Later, World.