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Nothing Good Gets Away

Today we celebrate Dragobetele, which is the Romanian equivalent of Valentine’s Day. To mark love and this special day, I have decided to make a post about it. And I thought of John Steinbeck’s letter to his son, that impressed me very much and it has some nice advice about love. It is not comprehensive, you have to listen to your own heart, and mind sometimes, live your own love story, read as much as possible and enjoy the journey too, with kindness, understanding and wisdom. So here it is:

“New York
November 10, 1958

Dear Thom:

We had your letter this morning. I will answer it from my point of view and of course Elaine will from hers.

First—if you are in love—that’s a good thing—that’s about the best thing that can happen to anyone. Don’t let anyone make it small or light to you.

Second—There are several kinds of love. One is a selfish, mean, grasping, egotistical thing which uses love for self-importance. This is the ugly and crippling kind. The other is an outpouring of everything good in you—of kindness and consideration and respect—not only the social respect of manners but the greater respect which is recognition of another person as unique and valuable. The first kind can make you sick and small and weak but the second can release in you strength, and courage and goodness and even wisdom you didn’t know you had.

You say this is not puppy love. If you feel so deeply—of course it isn’t puppy love.

But I don’t think you were asking me what you feel. You know better than anyone. What you wanted me to help you with is what to do about it—and that I can tell you.

Glory in it for one thing and be very glad and grateful for it.

The object of love is the best and most beautiful. Try to live up to it.

If you love someone—there is no possible harm in saying so—only you must remember that some people are very shy and sometimes the saying must take that shyness into consideration.

Girls have a way of knowing or feeling what you feel, but they usually like to hear it also.

It sometimes happens that what you feel is not returned for one reason or another—but that does not make your feeling less valuable and good.

Lastly, I know your feeling because I have it and I’m glad you have it.

We will be glad to meet Susan. She will be very welcome. But Elaine will make all such arrangements because that is her province and she will be very glad to. She knows about love too and maybe she can give you more help than I can.

And don’t worry about losing. If it is right, it happens—The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.



Sourse: https://www.brainpickings.org/2012/01/12/john-steinbeck-on-love-1958/

Love, Elena G

Despre filme

De Dragobete e frumos sa iubim romaneste! Toata lumea celebreaza iubirea si una din faptele prin care se arata iubirea este si un film alaturi de persoana la care tii. Ce filme? De mult am o lista in minte si am zis sa o scriu. E in ordine alfabetica, pentru a fi mai usor de urmarit. Cu aceasta ocazie si nu numai, poti sa te inspiri si de aici. E de gustibus. Lista ramane deschisa pentru ca, cu siguranta voi mai vedea filme bune si poate le voi adauga aici. Vizionare frumoasa tuturor! 🙂

    • 5 mirese (Pyat nevest), Rusia – 2011 (dragoste, comedie)
    • 12 ani de sclavie (12 Years A Slave), SUA – 2013 (istoric, drama, ecranizare dupa autobiografia “Twelve Years a Slave” de Solomon Northup)
    • Atat de aproape de cer (A Walk in the Clouds), SUA -1995 (dragoste, drama)
    • Aterizare fortata! (Debarquement immediat!) Franta – 2016 (comedie)
    • Blue Jay, SUA – 2016 (dragoste, drama)
    • BD la munte si la mare, Romania – 1971 (comedie)
    • Bridget Jones (serie), SUA/ Marea Britanie – 2001, 2004, 2016 (comedie, dragoste, ecranizare dupa romanele  “Bridget Jones” de Helen Fielding)
    • Campionii (Campeones) Spania – 2018 (comedie, drama)
    • Casa de langa lac (The Lake House), SUA – 2006 (dragoste, drama)
    • Ciocolata cu dragoste (Chocolat), SUA/Marea Britanie – 2000 (comedie, dragoste, drama, dupa romanul “Chocolat” de Joanne Harris)
    • Confesiunile unui samurai (Ierey-san. Ispoved samuraya), Rusia – 2015 (actiune, drama)
    • Cu ce ti-am gresit noi, Doamne? (Qu’est-ce qu’un a fait au Bon Dieu?), Franta – 2014 (comedie, dragoste)
    • Descult in parc, SUA – 1967 (comedie, dragoste)
    • Devdas, India – 2002 (dragoste, drama)
    • Dictatorul (The Great Dictator), SUA – 1940 (comedie, drama)
    • Doua lozuri, Romania – 2016 (comedie)
    • Dracula (Bram Stoker’s Dracula), SUA – 1992 (istoric, groaza, drama)
    • Fara arma in linia intai (Hacksaw Ridge), SUA/Australia – 2016 (biografic, razboi, drama)
    • Gladiatorul (Gladiator), SUA – 2000 (drama istorica)
    • Hotel Rwanda, Marea Britanie/ Italia, Africa de sud – 2004 (istoric, drama)
    • Iisus din Nazaret (Jesus of Nazareth), Marea Britanie/ Italia – 1977 (drama, istoric, religios)
    • I’m Your Man (Ich Bin Dein Mensch), Germania – 2021 (dragoste, sci-fi)
    • Indiana Jones, SUA – 1981, 1984, 1989, 2008 (aventuri)
    • Insula (Ostrov), Rusia – 2006 (drama, ortodox)
    • Ironia sortii (Ironia sudby) URSS – 1975 (comedie – după piesa “Odată, în noaptea de Anul Nou”, de Emil Braghinski și Eldar Riazanov)
    • Inainte de … (The Before Trilogy), SUA – 1995, 2004, 2013 (romantic, drama)
    • Inchisoarea ingerilor (The Shawshank Redemption), SUA – 1994 (drama, ecranizare nuvela  “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption” de Stephen King)
    • In mintea criminalului (The Mentalist), SUA – 2008-2015 (drama, serial)
    • Jurnalul (The Notebook), SUA – 2004 (dragoste, dupa romanul “The Notebook” de Nicholas Sparks)
    • Kill Bill: Vol. 1/ 2, SUA – 2003/2004 (actiune, arte martiale, thriller)
    • Lista lui Schindler (Schindler’s List), SUA – 1993, (drama, ecranizare dupa romanul “Schindler’s Ark” scris de romancierul australian Thomas Keneally)
    • Loving Vincent, UK – 2017 (animatie, drama)
    • Lovitura de stanga (Southpaw), SUA – 2015 (drama, sport)
    • Mesaj pentru tine (You’ve Got Mail), SUA – 1998 (dragoste, comedie)
    • Mine, Italia/ SUA – 2016 (film de razboi, thriller psihologic)
    • Moonlighting ( Maddie si David), SUA – 1985-1989 ( serial, comedie, drama)
    • My Big Fat Greek wedding, SUA – 2002 (dragoste, comedie)
    • My Fair Lady, SUA – 1964 (muzical, dupa piesa Pygmalion de George Bernard Shaw)
    • Nepretuit (Hors de prix), Franta – 2006 (comedie, dragoste)
    • Pantera Roz (The Pink Panther), SUA – 1963, 1964, 1975, 1976, 1978, 2006, 2009 (filmele cu Peter Seller si Steve Martin) (comedie, mister)
    • Paterson, SUA – 2016 (dragoste, drama)
    • Petrecerea (The Party), SUA – 1968 (comedie)
    • Pianul (The Piano), Noua Zeelanda – 1993 (drama)
    • Portretul unei doamne (The Portrait of a Lady), SUA – 1996 (drama, dragoste, dupa romanul The Portrait of a Lady” de Henry James)
    • Prietenul meu, ingerul (Moi pareni-Anhel), Rusia – 2011 (dragoste, comedie, ortodox, dupa povestirea “Ingerul de Craciun” de Marc Arena)
    • Prison Break, SUA – 2005-2017 ( serial, drama)
    • PS: Te iubesc (PS: I Love You), SUA/ Marea Britanie – 2007 (drama, dupa romanul “PS: I Love You” de Cecelia Ahern)
    • Regatul cerului (The Kingdom of Heaven), Marea Britanie – 2005 (drama, istoric)
    • Saving Mr. Banks:
    • In cautarea povestii (Saving Mr. Banks), SUA – 2013 (biografic, drama)
    • Singur acasa 1 si 2 (Home Alone 1 and 2), SUA – 1990, 1992 (comedie)
    • Spotlight, SUA – 2015 (drama, biografie)
    • Stapanul Inelelor (The Lord of the Rings) – trilogia, SUA – 2001-2003 (aventuri-fantezie, ecranizare dupa romanul “The Lord of the Rings” de J. R. R. Tolkien)
    • Sunetul muzicii (The Sound of Music), SUA – 1965 (muzical, dupa memoriile Mariei von Trapp The Story of the Trapp Family Singers)
    • Sefa (The Boss), SUA – 2016 (comedie)
    • The Adjustment Bureau, SUA – 2011 (dragoste, SF, thriller)
    • The Hummingbird Project, SUA – 2018 (thriller)
    • The Matrix, SUA – 1999 (SF)
    • Toate panzele sus!, Romania – 1976 (comedie)
    • Unora le place jazz-ul (Some Like It Hot), SUA – 1959 (comedie)
    • Unplanned, SUA – 2019 (drama, dupa memoriile lui Abby Johnson, Unplanned)
    • Valul pictat (The Painted Vail), SUA/ China – 2006 (dragoste, drama, dupa romanul “The Painted Vail” de  W. Somerset Maugham)
    • Viata e frumoasa (La Vita E Bella), Italia – 1997 (tragicomedie)
    • Vindecarea fricii. Sfantul Luca al Crimeii (Curing Fear), Ukraina – 2015 (drama)


  • Alone in the Wilderness, SUA – 2003
  • Blood Business, Elvetia, Germania – 2017
  • Cancer: The Forbidden Cures, Italia – 2010
  • Capitalism: A Love Story, SUA – 2009
  • Childhood 2.0, SUA – 2020
  • Citizenfour, SUA – 2014
  • Cooked, SUA – 2016
  • House of Numbers: Anatomy of an Epidemic, SUA – 2010
  • Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, SUA – 2016-2018 (3 sezoane)
  • Leaving Neverland, SUA – 2019
  • Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things, SUA – 2015
  • Out of Shadows, SUA – 2020
  • Sicko, SUA – 2007
  • Take Your Pills, SUA – 2018
  • The Bleeding Edge, SUA – 2018
  • The Great Hack, SUA – 2019
  • The Social Dilemma, SUA – 2020

Desene animate:

  • 101 Dalmatians, SUA – 1961
  • Aladdin, SUA – 1992
  • Alice in Wonderland, SUA – 1951
  • Beauty and the Beast, SUA – 1991
  • Cinderella, SUA – 1950
  • Fantasia, SUA – 1940
  • Pinocchio, SUA – 1940
  • Robin Hood, SUA – 1973
  • Snow White, SUA – 1937
  • Spirited Away, Japonia – 2001
  • The Aristocats, SUA – 1970
  • The Jungle Book, SUA – 1967
  • The Little Mermaid, SUA – 1989
  • The Sleeping Beauty, SUA – 1959

Iubiti de Dragobete

De dimineata mi-a fost amintit ca azi e Dragobetele. Uitasem si sincera sa fiu, nu stiu daca voi tine intotdeauna minte aceasta data.  Este insa o traditie romaneasca, asa ca, romanca fiind, tin la tot ce este specific si altfel. Aceasta ne diferentiaza in acest sat global si tin la diferente foarte mult. Astazi va urez tuturor sa iubiti si sa fiti iubiti! Sa va deschideti inimile ca sa dati si sa primiti iubire!

Ce bine ca esti … iubire!