I think the reason I liked the movie Frances Ha so much is because she is so sure of what she wants. Even though her life is a mess, she will not give up believing. And I realized I am the same. 10 years have gone since my angsty adolescence and most of my essence hasn’t changed. I still want the same things I wanted then and I still believe in the same things and I know I will not settle for less. Even if I’m still nowhere close to getting them.
Because it’s better to have nothing than a choice you regret. Right?
I’ve always known that I wanted to live here, and my whole life was figuring out how to get here and stay here. I think I responded to it in the same way that children respond to fairy tales. I still have moments when I’m walking down the street and I start crying because I can’t believe I live here. I’ve never danced through the streets like Frances does [to David Bowie’s “Modern Love”], but that was the best way I could communicate that feeling.
If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere.
Oh, must we dream our dreamsElizabeth Bishop, Questions of Travel
and have them, too?