After watching multiple posts on my friend Ronnie’s blog, I decided it was time to finally see Breakfast at Tiffany’s. All I can say is *swoon*. There is so much about that movie that shows we are in a different time but there is still so much to relate to.
To start with, Audrey Hepburn is just flawless. From her appearance, to her acting skills to her voice. Everything about her was just phenomenal. But as with most movies I don’t like to just do a movie review. I like to pick out a part of the movie that spoke to me and explain why. So the part of the movie that spoke to me was something Audrey said:
“No. The blues are because you’re getting fat and maybe it’s been raining too long, you’re just sad that’s all. The mean reds are horrible. Suddenly you’re afraid and you don’t know what you’re afraid of. Do you ever get that feeling?”
I had to pause the movie and re-listen to what she said. “The mean reds”. That is the exact feeling I have been having as of late. Things are definitely changing around me. I have been laid off for the 3rd time in 3 years. I am working a direct sales business. And I am doing side jobs to keep my head above water.
Do I have the blues? No, I am really not sad. But the mean reds? You better believe I do. One minute I will be excited about the opportunities ahead and the next I am petrified with no real justifiable reason. Probably because it isn’t stable. Maybe because it is different. All I know is that I am scared and there is very little I can do but swallow it and accept it.
For Audrey her mean reds came from the fear of commitment, the fear of being herself, and the fear of letting herself fall in love. She was all wrapped up in fear that she really never was happy. I am not that far along just yet but after watching it I am certain I won’t let myself get there. She almost lost a pretty great man because of this fear.
Fear holds you back. Fear creates a road block. But positive thinking and positive energy creates a path to success. It might seem crazy, it might seem impossible. But it is there if you are willing to think positive and be happy!
Don’t let the mean reds get you! Do as Audrey eventually did and let go and be happy! It is the only way to move forward in life!
Thank you “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” for an amazing life lesson!