One of my friends put a link of a very sweet, meaningful and touching advertisement called Beautifully Imperfect in his yahoo messenger’s status last night. The advertisement who had been directed by Yasmin Ahmad, a well known Malaysian director, for Singapore is about a wife who looks at relationships from a different light of perception through the eulogy of a woman who’s recently lost her husband.
I think I can relate to her when she said that David was a heavy snorer but she felt relieved because she knew hearing the snores mean David was still alive. My dad snores a lot and so loud that sometimes I can still hear his snores from the living room while watching television. Still remember I did write about how I was afraid to sleep just because I was afraid I will die while sleeping? And I did read somewhere about how dangerous snoring is that the breathing can suddenly stop and cause death. Thus, every time when my dad stops snoring, the idea of the old man died while he was sleeping haunted me and I know I am being ridiculously absurd.
As for the advertisement, I second her when she said the little imperfections are the one that make them perfect. Imperfection comes naturally with human being as not a single body in this world is perfect. Due to disillusionment among far too many individuals who create love stories and movies, almost every one in the world dreams of a perfect partner and I am of no exception. Perhaps the first step in breaking the dream is by tampering the whole idea of a true love as most of the people out there are obviously oblivious to the reason to love. Their preference for money, looks and etc continue to prove that sometimes they are nothing more than individuals typically found in the dark back alleys with scant ersatz clothing soliciting for clients of dubious taste.
Here are some quotes that I find interesting when a group of professional people posed a question, ” What does love mean?” to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds ;
- “When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That’s love.”
- “When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.”
- “Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.”
- “Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.”
- “Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK.”
- “Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday.”
- “Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well.”
- Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.”
- “Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.”
- “You really shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.”