I recently watched Amelie again, which is an adorable french film about a very shy young woman, who appreciates the small things in life and how she finds love. Although socially awkward Amelie should be miserable and lonely, she takes joy in small pleasures like:
‘Dipping her hand in sacks of grain, cracking creme brulee with a teaspoon, and skipping stones at St Martin’s Canal.’
It’s both simple and beautiful in an unsuspecting way, and I just love it. On the opposite spectrum are other characters dislikes: like puckered fingers in the bathtub, wet bathing suit shorts that stick to the skin, and the touch of someone you don’t know.
There is a lot of focus on the detail and that’s what makes it so great. I thought I’d make a list of my own just for fun:Amanda is a shy yet passionate writer. She likes when men give their girlfriend’s flowers, running her fingers through the scruff on her boyfriend’s cheek, and driving down a long stretch of road with the sun on her face.
She likes listening to songs that make her cry, and the sweet yet, chewy taste of a warm chocolate chip cookie when you bite into it. Amanda likes when the colors of her food compliment each other, but she hates it when restaurants use too much salt.
She dislikes long lines at the grocery store, scraping ice off her car windshield in the early morning, and when parents yell at their children in public.
She likes the smell of old books when you first open them and the crunch of potato chips after drinking a nice, cold Pepsi.
I think this is something that I could go on and on with, but why not try one of your own? It’s fun, trust me!
Happy Saturday everyone!