Today I want to dedicate the Valentine Countdown to all the inter-racial, inter-cultural and inter inter-everything love relationships of the world. It is difficult enough to have a happy and successful love relationship, but when people from different skin colours, different cultures , different social background, different sexes, etc. fall in love with each other, this is often connected with even more problems. One often needs to show more understanding and more tolerance for the partner, and also the society is not always showing tolerance towards the couple. There is always some kind of a fight, and fighting is, I think, not the best recipe for a successful love….
I have personally witnessed many inter-cultural relationships, and even in such a “small” place as Europe, the differences can be huge between the countries. The habits are different, the expectations are different, the expression of feelings are different, the reactions are different. So different, that they often lead to misunderstandings and misinterpretations, which repeated, again and again, lead to an unhappy end..
Often though, when love and lovers are strong enough, it is sufficient to be aware of the problems to be able to solve them, As I said in one of my previous Valentine posts, “Love Always Wins”… a very optimistic statement, I know But yesterday evening I heard the same phrase from Morrie’s mouth in the wonderful film
“Tuesdays with Morrie”
with Jack Lemmon and Hank Azaria.
(by the way perhaps one of the most beautiful and poignant love films I have ever seen!)
When Morrie says it, it must be true!!!!
HAPPY VALENTINE 2011!
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