I was watching Breakfast at Tiffany's starring the stunning Audrey Hepburn and the movie struck me magical for a couple reasons. Now I know, it is just a movie, but movies reflect the way of life at that moment. There is a scene where Audrey meets "Fred" as she calls him for the first time, and right away she calls him darling. This struck me so beautifully, because we just do not do this. We have migrated to passing strangers without the simplest smile. Where is the beauty in that? I think we are afraid to make fool of ourselves, in front of someone we've only just met. But that is what draws us to one another, our quirks, our weirdness. And in the time of Audrey Hepburn they weren't afraid to show a complete stranger just that. In the 21 century, our society has become obsessed with whats "in" or "out". Whats cool or not cool. In, out, cool, not cool, the norm, the weird- it means nothing because it is keeping us from being who we truly are and reaching out to others. Patrick was attracted to Audrey because right off the bat she was goofy, and different, and without a care in the world of what he thought of her. The way they talk and acted back then is in many, many ways better compared to today, but that doesn't mean we've lost the magic. God calls us to be honest, kind, giving, and a bright light for the world, but how are you going to be any of those things if you can't let people see it in you? So, next time you see a stranger say hello, call them darling if you want, it might weird them out or it just might make their day, BUT who cares because you were being you. So lets all learn a little from Miss Audrey, be weird, be kind, be outgoing.
BE WHO EVER YOU WANT TO BE DARLING.