In honor of Valentine’s Day tomorrow, I asked my reader friends on Facebook to share their favorite romantic movie titles. I got a wonderful response and a list with a little something for everyone. If your plans for tomorrow night include cuddling at home with your special someone and watching a movie, check these out.
Some readers prefer the classics: Casablanca ( one of my favorites of all time) Gone With the Wind, and Roman Holiday all have their fans. The Lake House got a nod, as did The Notebook, and The Princess Bride. One reader mentioned Young Victoria. The most surprising nominee was Rocky, because of the kiss he gives Adrienne. I never would have thought of that one. Recently I saw Silver Linings Playbook, and although the language is a little offputting, the love story is truly beautiful.
Like Christmas, Valentine’s Day can be a sad and lonely time for many who have lost the love of their lives through death or divorce, or who for a variety of reasons have not connected with that one special one. If you are lucky enough to have that special person in your life, give thanks by reaching out to someone who might be feeling alone tomorrow. Send an e-mail, leave a Valentine card in his or her mailbox, pick up the phone, just to say hello.
The other day I read that 80% of men die married, and 80% of women die single. I don’t know whether that statistic is accurate, but one thing is for sure. There are a lot of people–men and women who won’t be celebrating tomorrow with candy and flowers. Let’s not leave them out of the human family. Deal?