I love this movie for its characters, soundtrack, and a handful of deep and/or witty quotes (scroll to the bottom to see the last quote that epitomizes the movie’s message for me). I thought of Penelope (2006 – Christina Ricci’s absolutely charming in it) as I was going to blog about personal changes and how I decided not to cut or color my hair. See, I was thinking about doing it here since it’s way cheaper in India than back home in LA… so what happened?
Well, after a bunch of “research” into what look I might want to try halfway through my 31st year on Earth (I wanted my 30s to begin with some sort of transformations), I looked in mirror and suddenly realized, “Wait. I don’t need to change anything. [Touched my naturally dark brown, almost black hair, examined its healthy, non-split ends, smiled, looked in the mirror…] WAIT a second.. who is that pleasant looking girl in the mirror? [Smiled really big, felt kinda silly and giddy] DUDE. I’m kinda cute! Haha..I don’t think I’m gonna change anything, after all. I don’t need to. I like my self (my look), just as I am.” (*Not to say that I or others change our looks because we don’t like ourselves or our looks; I am just going through my own stages of personal growth and transformation right now..and
maybe probably I will again later…)
LOL, so there you have it! I’m not changing anything, as I imagined I might (I was thinking I might go blonde or go real short, like pixie cut short~) before embarking on this adventure / vision – mission trip / journey through Asia. I’m just gonna remain, regular ol’ me.
And…I think most of the changes I’ve undergone are internal, invisible, and more lasting anyway…well, minus the tan and bad skin Hopefully the bad skin goes away soon!
Fav Quotes from the movie:
“I felt the rush of a thousand heartbreaks.”
“I like myself the way I am.”
“You lied to me! I guessed piano and you said that…[boy grabs and kisses girl]”
“It’s not the power of the curse – it’s the power you give the curse.”
Thank you, God, for making me just the way I am. Help me to appreciate and steward this gift of “me” better, for Your glory and pleasure! God, You are an AWESOME Artist and Creator. I love & worship You!