If there is one movie which all the songs in the soundtrack I love, that would be Enchanted. It’s so funny because during this time, Grey’s Anatomy is really popular and well, Patrick Dempsey IS popular; but I only appreciated his being (Mc)dreamy after this movie. (Then Made of Honor came and so on and so forth… Though I find him attractive on both movies, McDreamy is not for me in the long run. But that’s another story to tell.)
Anyway, the scene below is my favourite! It’s bittersweet though, having to think all along that some Prince Charming is meant for you until you met someone whom you grew affections for, not because he’s perfect but because he’s just himself and you love it. Sometimes I’d believe meant-to-bes are intentional, ya know, for it involves choices. But again that’s another story (so many side stories, pardon.)
A life goes by
Romantic dreams will stop
So I bid mine goodbye and never knew
So close was waiting, waiting here with you
And now forever I know
All that I wanted to hold you so close
Those are my favourite lyrics from my favourite song in the soundtrack. It speaks about the reality of every relationship that though we want perfect, there are some challenges and there are some things you don’t/won’t like while you’re in it. That eventually, you need to make a choice about what you would be able to live up with and accept wholeheartedly. Sometimes you thought you don’t have a choice anymore. But that’s just what you thought.
That like in the movie, Giselle was surprised by the bustling streets of NYC, not finding the perfection of (animated) Andalasia. That she realised Prince Edward, no matter how perfect he seems, may not be the perfect fit for her. That she learned there is a Robert Phillip, who is real and with whom she is willing to work things out with no matter what the circumstances. That she thought there is no chance for them to be together because Edward is there, but then her life did not depend on Edward after all. And that she can choose and stand by that choice.
I think I need to re-watch the movie. But today’s a Thursday so it might need to wait one more day. 🙂