The movie Practical Magic holds a special place in my heart. The weird, kooky, romantic yet family oriented plot reached me on so many levels. So far this year has not been peaches and cream so I found myself turning to this movie to help me smile or even just cry it out. I find myself drawn to on part in particular —
Young Sally Owens: He will hear my call a mile away. He will whistle my favorite song. He can ride a pony backwards.
Young Gillian Owens: What are you doing?
Young Sally Owens: Summoning up a true love spell called Amas Veritas. He can flip pancakes in the air. He’ll be marvelously kind. And his favorite shape will be a star. And he’ll have one green eye and one blue.
Young Gillian Owens: Thought you never wanted to fall in love.
Young Sally Owens: That’s the point. The guy I dreamed of doesn’t exist. And if he doesn’t exist, I’ll never die of a broken heart.
Everyday I think about how proud I am of how far I’ve come. As an independent woman, as a free thinker and as a strong mother. I know that I am a whole person worthy of many great things. There is a part of me that wonders if I will ever be ready to let someone else in. If there will ever be someone that can love to real, whole me.
So in preparation for this moment in the future I came up with a list of standards that my next partner in crime needs to meet. It’s been decided that they need at least a 65% pass rate to move onto the next round. It is totally unrealistic and very Practical Magic of me. I don’t actually expect any of it to come true but some of the requirements would be swoonworthy. It is as follows –
1. Can sing (or gives it their best shot)
2. Can dance (or at least be willing to make a fool out of themselves trying)
3. Must be a geek (or love em)
4. Must be intelligent
5. Must be funny
6. Must be charming
7. Must enjoy ALL kinds of movies
8. Must have nice arms
9. Must have a good bad guy smirk
10. Must have a job
11. Said job must be secure
12. Must get along with his family
13. Must get along with my family
14. Must want A family
15. Must be able to hold a conversation
16. Must be able to debate
17. Must be able to communicate
18. Must love dogs
19. Must be honest
20. Must be loyal
21. Must love Disney
22. Must be romantic
23. Must be well read
24. Must be willing to read
25. Must be quirky
26. Must speak at least 2 languag
27. Must be unfuckingbelievable
28. Must have great hair
29. Must appreciate ALL music
30. Must have expressive eyebrows
31. Must look like or at the least resemble in anyway the following actors
Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Skylar Astin, Ben Platt, John Cusack, Josh Peck, Steve Brundage, Iwan Rheon, Billy Boyd, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Misha Collins, Mark Sheppard, Justin Long, Jay Baruchel, Bill Hader, Richard Gene or Patrick Swayze