Capitol Swell's recent post reminded me about a great Christmas move Love Actually. It's a fun movie about falling in love around Christmastime and has one of my favorite quotes.
Daniel and his son, Sam, have recently suffered the loss of their wife and mother. Sam's been acting a bit odd and Daniel's been worried that he might be getting into depression or, worse, drugs. They're spending some time together and finally have a chat:
So, what's the problem? Something odd?
Is it just mum or something else? Hmm?
Maybe school? Are you being bullied? Or
is it something worse? Can you give me
any clues, you know?
You really want to know?
I really want to know.
Even though you won't be able to do
anything to help?
Even if that's the case, yeah.
Okay. Well, truth is, actually...
I'm in love.
I know I should be thinking about mum
all the time and I am. But the truth is
I'm in love, and I was before she died and
there's nothing I can do about it.
(laughs with relief)
Are you a bit young to be in love?
Oh, okay, yeah, well... I'm a little relieved.
Well, because I thought it would be
Worse than the total agony of being in love?
Ah, no, you're right. Yeah, total agony.