What is your favorite quote or saying? Why?
I have so many quotes that I really enjoy. Quotes that make me laugh, giggle, think, reflect, ponder, nod, sigh… You get the idea. I really enjoy quotes from Buddha and Mae West (yes, I know… totally contradictory…. maybe).
One of the quotes that struck a chord with me from the moment I first heard it, is from the movie The Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End where the character Tia Dalma, aka Calypso, says to Davey Jones, “It is my nature. Would you love me if I was anything but what I am?”. I think, like Calypso, we all have parts of us that are our nature… we squash them down, fight them, but more often than not… these parts that we try to protect others from, come out.
The line made me ponder if I would love DH if he were anything but himself… which of course is all hypothetical, because he is who he is – no more no less. I only know him as himself. I also asked myself, “Would he love me if I was anything but what I am”? We’ll never know. And I believe that’s the point of the question.