We all love Meg, don't we? We appreciate her roles in romantic films that leave us all with daring optimism. I mean, what are the chances of your phone ringing and on the other line, a kid whose dad is the perfect guy who's looking for the perfect girl? What a perfect, but unlikely situation. The movie depicts a woman, Meg Ryan, who's looking for what most women are looking for, hopeless romance. And like most women, her love doesn't come without its own set of faith and trials. Her prince charming is waiting for her in a drawn out plot in an entirely different state. As I think about it, I wonder if we lessen our chances of finding "the one" because of our need for instant gratification. If the other person stays an hour and half away, that's a deal breaker! If they work long hours, forget it! I wonder if the sacrifice of not seeing someone everyday now, worth the possibility of seeing them every day for rest of your life?
We've all met people who we could potentially see ourselves with but under different circumstances. Whether it's geological (live too far away), physiological (attractiveness), or psychological (emotional) we often choose to run at the first sign of, less than easy. Being a city girl, I'm used to a fast paced society where everything and everyone is on some form of schedule. Anything that alters time precision is frowned upon, so I can't help but think that we've somehow adapted to this frame of thinking within our dating life. We kind of go into now with a, "I'm not wasting any time attitude." We abhor the idea of experiencing any kind of indifference that would slow our magical train to love. But I wonder what it would be like to take a chance on interest alone; pure feelings and not so much on the things that appear to be a hindrance.
Is love worth the LACK OF EFFORT???