I decided to watch the Vow on my flight today. Maybe it was the fact that Channing Tatum is People magazines Sexiest Man Alive, maybe not.
I love this movie. Some may call it depressing. I loved it the first time I saw it. I love that it was based on a real life couple. One of my fave actresses, since seeing her in The Notebook, is Rachel McAdams and she's the lead girl. Mix that with "Chan" (as I read his wife calls him) and you've got a great duo. I happen to think they are both good actors as well. (Actors? Actor and actress? I don't know what is PC on this matter.) I am not overly picky on this subject but they are among my faves nonetheless.
If you haven't seen the movie don't read on- go rent it on the double.
I am fascinated that she loses her memory of that past five years. She never does regain these memories but finds her life leading her in the same path as before-according to the movie version. I'd love to sit down and drill the real life couple on what's real and what's "Hollywood" in The Vow.
What if this happened to me? I'd still be madly in love with Brian. I would remember that I have two kids (I would not be able to recount the sass of my daughter's earlier years being that she's 5 and 1/2.) I would look at my kids like they went into some kind of time machine. They grow up so fast! There would be so many things I would have missed, the memories, the fun, the tears, the growth...I don't even want to think about it. I can't imagine. I had a world class melt down when I thought I lost my pics on our computer when it crashed. Imagine not being able to remember those times AT ALL!!! Luckily for me, we were able to get those pictures back.
One thing that always comes to mind when I watch this movie is Zumba. I have been involved one way or another with Zumba for a little over 4 years now. Can you imagine? Waking up in the hospital and someone saying "you really like Latin music...you actually teach this class to people all over the world" I would fall over dead!!! I had no intention on ever being an instructor. My mom was a great instructor and I loved going to her classes but didn't think teaching was for me, even when she had grand ideas of one day retiring and handing over the dumbbells.
I have changed my ways over the past years and absolutely LOVE what I do. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world! I love teaching and spreading this passion I have and not only seeing the smiles in the crowds but the stress relief and escape it is for me is such a blessing. It continues to push me and help me grow as a person as well. I used to not be able to get on a flight without having Brian go over the steps one by one of what I was to do to get to my destination and now I am navigating through unknown cities (still a little nervous) like a pro. ;)
Anyway...time to get on another plane. Massachusetts here I come!
Until next time,