Sunday 3 January 2010

Love Actually

I was watching a movie earlier - one of my favourites "Love Actually".

I think every year around this time we all start to get quite emotional - a new year brings excitement and energy.

In this genius of a film I remember the opening dialog so well - when I heard it again earlier on I got inspired, for the 100th time (yes, I have seen this film many times).

Words are the most important building block we got, and in 2010 we are gonna be doing a lot of building - labours of love.

Here are the opening words from Love Actually - I hope you find them moving too :

Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow airport. General opinion makes out that we live in a world of hatred and greed I don't see that. Seems to me that love is everywhere.

Often it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy but it's always there.

Fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends.

When the planes hit the Twin Towers, none of the phone calls from people on board were messages of hate or revenge, they were all messages of love.

If you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that love actually is all around.

Posted by Ronnie Apteker


Vuyo Wandile Shimange said...

Yeah, it is a nice film. Never gave much attention to the opening dialogue previously. What inspiration do you draw from this? I'm sure it's different for everyone.