So I sat down to this movie with no expectations at all (having no background info on the characters, except that they have a penchant for designer duds and kick-ass stilettos). I'm not sure which is to blame, the wine or PMS, but I laughed......I cried......a good time was had by all (me and the dog).
The scene that stuck with me was the "love letter scene", in which Carrie and Big are in bed and she reads from a book of real love letters written by such notable figures as Beethoven, Napoleon, and the like. Naturally, being the dorky bookworm that I am, I jump online to google if such a book does exist. Not exactly. The closest thing to exist is this book.
Love letters seem to be a shadow of the past, huh? And so (if you're still with me) as I turn to answer a "Luv u much!" text message from the Husband, I leave you with this excerpt from Beethoven's real-life letter to his love, taken from my favorite scene in the movie.
Though still in bed, my thoughts go out to you, my Immortal Beloved, now and then joyfully, then sadly, waiting to learn whether or not fate will hear us.
I can live only wholly with you or not at all. Yes, I am resolved to wander so long away from you until I can fly to your arms and say that I am really at home with you, and can send my soul enwrapped in you into the land of spirits.
No one else can ever possess my heart............be calm, only by a calm consideration of our existence can we achieve our purpose to live together.
Perhaps not as dreamy as Big's "I can build you a better closet......Welcome home, baby." but lovely all the same =)