"Here's hoping that some day, in the not too distant future, the misfortunes of Fantine will only be found in stories and never more in real life," Anne Hathaway
Those are the words that Anne Hathaway spoke during her acceptance speech at the Oscars.
I love her words... It's my dream too... And I know deep down it's the hope of every heart.
Yet, not too long later, she said in another interview, that she was well award of the 'Hatha-haters'... Those who dislike her intensely and make cruel fun of her, especially her speeches full of love and light.
It makes me sad to see that. Why do some people live to squash out others' light? Why can't there be that little bit more love and acceptance in this world?
It never fails to make me laugh to realise how very much we are like one another... All of us with our frailties, our follibles, our silliness, sometimes taking ourselves too seriously, sometimes laughing with abandon... All wanting the same things... Just to be loved, to love, to have a dream, to succeed, to enjoy, to experience rest and peace.
So why not, one day, one person at a time, we just give and spread love and acceptance to one another?
Just last week, someone shared with me that she had just found out that she had a genetic disease that causes premature ageing... Despite her young age, her body is breaking down and she'll most likely not live the full span of her years. It brought home to me how precious this young friend of mine was... How much I cherished her as a person who gives her best and does her best in this world... How little time I had to enjoy being with her and sharing with her.
And that's what people are here for, isn't it?