There is a part to the movie My Best Friend’s Wedding. Ok, I admit it, I am a sucker for certain kinds of movies: musicals, movies about teachers, and romantic comedies. My Best Friend’s Wedding is one I do enjoy. In the final scene, Julia Robert’s Friend shows up to comfort her and move her vision forward. His closing line concludes with “What the he## life goes on, …there may not be (he adds a couple of things here) but by God, there will be dancing”! I have used that part of that line with myself.
When? No, not over an unrecquited love–I was fortunate to marry my best friend and love of my life. I have used it when I am feeling teary about some heartbreak or tragedy or disappointment…and I stop and reflect on it. And though my heart is breaking or aching…I know it will get better. I know I will recover. I know the sun will come up again. Life will go on, and it’ll be fine….and I say—sometimes even out loud…”(There may not be — list the tragedy/disappointment…but by God, there will be dancing)”. Yeah–and then the world around me glows and is so lovely…Sometimes I am sobbing, sometimes laughing heartily, but I know in a most certain way…YES…there WILL be dancing. It puts it in perspective. Maybe that is what all perennial optimists believe.