I keep them under my bed

June 28, 2010

Dear World,

There is a certain part in 500 Days Of Summer when Summer says, ” I just don’t feel comfortable being anyone’s girlfriend. I don’t actually feel comfortable being anyone’s anything.”

I believe that was the moment I fell in love with a character.  Not her of course, but her words.  I guess my entire (young) life I’ve felt this way, but haven’t known how to put it into words.  Granted, I’ve only just graduated high school, but I’ve pretty much known who I was since a young a age.  What she says is exactly how I feel.  At least up until this point in my life, I’ve been way too independent to be anyone’s anything.  I don’t like labels and I don’t like feeling as though I’m property. 

At another point in that conversation she says, “I, like being on my own. I think relationships are messy and people’s feelings get hurt. Who needs it? We’re young, we live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world; might as well have fun while we can and, save the serious stuff for later.”

Again, word for word, I couldn’t have said it better myself.  It always makes me so sad when I see a young couple that throw away their futures for eachother.  I’m not saying you can’t fall in love young.  I would never say that, as I’ve never experienced love for myself and could never believe I could know how two people felt about eachother.  What I am saying is that, when everything is said and done, you are the only person who knows you best.  You have to be with you for the your entire existence on this planet.  To build your life around someone else so young, to me, is a huge risk.  This is just my opinion, but I love how the character Summer says it so clearly.

Sincerely,

Shea

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