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3.15.2011

A VERSION OF BILL MURRAY'S "GROUNDHOG DAY"

Bill Murray makes me laugh.  Any movie he's pretty much ever been in, I have loved.  There is just something in his face, his carriage, his delivery - this sort of unpolished, a bit messy, sort of sarcastic and irreverent way in the characters that he plays that speaks to part of who I am.  Loved him in "Caddy Shack" and "Groundhog Day" and one of my favorites, "What About Bob".  He played similar characters in other movies, like "Ghost Busters" but it is "Groundhog Day" that is probably tied as one of my favorites of his movies.  I love the premise of that movie; until we learn to enjoy what is in front of us we don't get to experience life fully.  He wakes up in  Punxsutawney, PA to report the groundhog seeing his shadow on Groundhog's Day and then continues to wake up day after day experiencing the same day over and over again.  He hates being there, the reporting, the experience and is frustrated that he continues to have to live it day after day.  Finally, he becomes present in the routine, the sameness, the moment and eventually gets to stop reliving the same day.  I have my own version of "Groundhog Day".  I, completely opposite of Bill Murray's character, don't want time to move on.  I want to forever be stuck in this place that I find myself in daily - being loved fully and loving deeply.  For the past months I go to bed every night at the same time my love does.  We have a bit of a routine.  He gets in bed first and then watches as I drop my clothes on the floor with a look on his face of adoration.  With a bit of a sigh that escapes his lips, he says, "You are the most beautiful and the sexiest woman in the world".  That is a very, very subjective statement which is extremely humbling, produces deep gratitude for God's gift of this love and leaves me feeling washed over daily in a bath of love.  Laying there every night with his arm around me and his leg entwined with mine, we eventually fall asleep:)  When morning comes before we race to get ready for the day, one of us makes coffee and brings it to bed with the newspaper where we spend time talking, laughing and just being with each other - a great start to the day.  I think to myself every morning that I love this "Groundhog Day" I am in - going to bed and waking up next to my love.  The thing is I get to do it all over again tomorrow.  And, hopefully the day after that and the day after that until one of us leaves this earth.

3 comments:

  1. now that's some tender sh-stuff right there I don't care who ya are. Happy for you Big L! Geez tho get a room...oh wait...

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  2. Awwwww....nice. You deserve every minute of it my friend:)

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  3. I hear you Maude...this is getting a little racy!!!! Happy she's living every woman's fantasy though!
    - lightening bug ;) (I'm back)

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