Following on from yesterday’s wordplay in my debut Romcom novel ‘Tara Tree’, a few more have come to mind. If Tara is arguing with Molly, they could be having Breakfast at Tiffany’s- whilst they get over their Tiff? Or, if she is getting her haircut, perhaps Breakfast at Quiffaness? I do realise that I am scraping the barrel here but Anyhoo……
Here is the TikTok reminder of the magnificent Audrey Hepburn
I also mentioned yesterday that it was not Audrey’s style and acting ability that inspired me but her work as one of the original UNICEF Ambassadors. She devoted the latter part of her life to it and raised a phenomenal amount for charity. In one week, she raised awareness and 10 million dollars. She always said that it was her greatest achievement. And like everything, she did it with such grace and humility.
The following are the remaining quotes from Audrey that resonate with me.
-People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed. Never throw out anyone.
-Anyone who does not believe in miracles is not a realist.
-Not to live for the day, that would be materialistic—but to treasure the day. I realise that most of us live on the skin—on the surface—without appreciating just how wonderful it is simply to be alive at all.
-Your heart just breaks, that’s all. But you can’t judge or point fingers. You just have to be lucky enough to find someone who appreciates you.
-Why change? Everyone has his own style. When you have found it, you should stick to it.
-Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering because you can’t take it in all at once.
-I tried always to do better, saw always a little further. I tried to stretch myself.
-You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
– If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements, and worthwhileness’s I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough.
-The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.
I am off to watch ‘Roman Holiday’.
All the best