One of my favorite “love stories” is Love Actually. You know the one with Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, and tons of other folks? The one that features 8 intersecting “love” stories. Some that make you laugh. Some that make you scream at your television. Some that make you smile so hard that your cheeks hurt. And some that make you cry.
There is something about that movie and the way in which it portrays love that resonates with me.
I guess it is because Love Actually reminds us that: Love is not just about romance. Love is not always tied up with a pretty bow. Love is not necessarily predictable. Love is seen and felt more often than it is heard. Love is often painful. But love is beautiful in its uniqueness.
And the scene at the end where they show people from all walks of life reuniting at an airport, faces so full of love, makes me cry like a baby.
I was at the airport yesterday and saw it…
Love. Everywhere. In the midst of the holiday bustle. With every rushed goodbye and every long-awaited reunion. There it was. Love. Actual love. Beautiful and imperfect. Love.
Where have you seen love lately?