"Come on girls...
First, the song's TITLE...a perfect fit for blogs.
Expressing yourself is what they are all about. Whatever topic you choose to feature or discuss is purely up to you, the blogger. No one else pulls the strings. There are no hidden agendas, just whatever you put forth.
Second, the SUBJECT of the song in relation to love.
This week marked a significant event for many TwiHard fans round the world (*cough* GUILTY *couch*)...the release of the latest movie, Eclipse. One movie marathon (so much fun) and midnight premiere (definitely the best of the three so far) later, it got this fan to thinking....where's my Edward? (Sorry Team Jacob fans but this post is focusing more on the team I "vote" for...no offense meant....)
Okay, before you start calling for the guys in the little white jackets with the butterfly nets, let me explain. I know the Twilight world is based in literature, that is to say, it's not real in an oh-my-run-from-the-red-eyed-vamps sort of way. The characteristics however, the ones that readers and watchers respond to in the characters themselves (oh admit it...that's part of the draw...the characters and the bonds, or um, relationships, they form pull you into the story)....THOSE are real. Finding the right mix of them in an actual person may be a bit harder, but it doesn't mean it's impossible (or at least one would hope not). Let's review...
Edward 101: Truth Behind the Fiction
He would do anything for her.
(That's not to say that if she said jump off a bridge that he would do it, but if it was within his power he'd do his best.)
He loved her beyond compare.
(She was his treasure...his eyes never wandered for another.)
He accepted her need for independence.
(Together time is great, and sharing decisions can be as well, but the chance to do things on her own when needed, though not his first choice, made her happy....and that was what mattered to him.)
He respected her opinion.
(None of those one sided conversations with little to no participation from the other party. He listened *gasp* and responded!)
He accepted her for who she was and who she wanted to be.
(In fact, when she wanted to change, in this case become a vampire, he tried to dissuade her not because he didn't want her to to something she wanted to do, but because he didn't want her to change for him.)
He protected her from harm.
(Though not everything could be stopped, he tried to end the bigger issues before they would affect her.)
So you see....it's not really impossible traits that this particular literary character boils down to. It's more a matter of finding the "complete package" that begs the seeker to take their time. If you've already found your "Edward", congratulations! Cherish the moments. If you are one of my single-still-seeking friends, no worries! This boat is shared in good company and you know...there's someone out there earnestly seeking you too....
The comments are open...feel free to share your thoughts!
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For all of you heading to the theaters this weekend, enjoy the movie!
If not...have a great weekend anyhow.
Until next time....happy reading!