February 28, 2013

What holds you together?

After watching the *cutest* movie "In Her Shoes" the other week, I thought a great deal about this quote.  Two of the main characters are talking at this point in the movie.... Rose loses her job with her law firm and Simon, her former colleague, has always had a crush on her and is trying to ask her out.

Simon:  Look, I know this isn't my business, but I can't not say anything. You have rights, legal options for getting your job back.
Rose: I don't want it back.

Simon: You don't? I thought you loved it. You were always the first one there in the morning and the last one to leave at night.
Rose: I know. Not because I loved it.

Simon: Then why?

Rose: I don't know. Maybe... I was scared of what would happen if I wasn't there.

Simon: Oh, what? Like the place would fall apart without you?  With law freaks like you there? Never.

Rose: No, I wasn't worried about the office. I guess it was more... me... and what would happen to me
without those people to please...and those tasks to get done.  Like... maybe... those were the things holding me together. And without them, I'd...fall apart.

Simon: But you didn't.

Rose: I guess not.

Simon: So what does hold you together?  For me, it's the law, politics...the Sixers and good food. If you ever want to join me for a game or a meal...I hope you'll give me a call.

So....what holds you together?

Picture above, here.