Monday, April 19, 2010

On Time, Expectations, And Smiles

In talking about expectations as you get older, not looking at deadlines, and the necessity of relationships for happiness Natalie (Anna Kendrick) and Alex (Vera Farmiga) give their takes one what is important. While, it isn't exactly perfect or absolute truth, there is an element of wisdom in that time can make the important things clearer:

Youthful Naiveté

He really fit the bill: white collar, college grad, likes dog, likes funny movies, 6'1", brown hair, kind eyes, works in finance but is outdoorsy -you know -on the weekends, I always imagined he would have a single syllable name like: matt, john, or dave, and in a perfect world he drives a four runner and the only thing he loves more than me is his golden lab…. and a nice smile

Elderly Wisdom

By the time you're 34 all the physical requirements just go out the window. I mean like you secretly pray he is taller than you, not an a-hole would be nice, just someone who enjoys my company, and comes from a good family because you don't think about that when you're younger. Someone who wants kids, likes kids, wants kids, healthy enough to play with his kids, please let him earn more money than i do -you might not understand that now, but one day believe me you will otherwise that's a recipe for disaster, hopefully with some hair on his head but even that's not a deal breaker these days and a nice smile -yea -a nice smile, a nice smile might just do it

- Up In the Air (2009)

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