Have you watched the movie Tangled? I can consider that as my 2011 Movie of the Year (personal) as I haven’t gone tired of watching it. Primarily because of the story line and how the characters complement each other, more than that, I am a self-confessed hopeless romantic and its cheesiness captured me. Aside from the lighting of the lanterns by the boat part (that’s the best part of the movie for me), the part where the girl’s pseudo-mom was having this conversation about going out of the tower and see the world and then the song goes “mother knows best”.
The Christmas brought me to my low points this year and made me realize a lot of things. Weeks back, after finishing shopping and looking at the bags in the corner of my room, a jolt of sadness hit me. For the first time, I opened up with my mom, told her how lonely I was. That amidst the fact that I can buy anything, go to any country, eat expensive stuff – anytime, I still can’t find happiness. I told her to not to get wrong, I am finding happiness with my family, I love them all, but there is a certain kind of happiness that even your family nor your closest friends can give. It’s like a void that only someone, a partner at that can fill. I felt a sign of relief when she told me she understands how lonely it must have been for me who’s always focusing in my job and working without a special someone to share it with. She also noted that she understands that they cant fill the emptiness I am feeling because there’s someone out there who could fill it up.
Tears fell as I was going through the entire conversation, she ended it with an advice that may I carefully choose the one I would like to be with and when that day comes that I will be having my partner, she will be happier for me.
At that point, I can feel how young I still am, like a toddler who’s running towards his mom sobering over something, and just like what mom always do, she’s there to comfort me and tell me things will be better, things will be alright.
Enjoy the holidays everyone!