"It isn't possible to love and part. You will wish that it was. You can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you. I know by experience that the poets are right: love is eternal." ~ E.M. Forester, A Room with a View
Okay. I just need to be a pure romantic for a minute and use this quote for my challenge today. I absolutely love E.M. Forester works. Howards End, A Passage to India, and A Room with a View to name a few. A Room with a View is an absolute favorite and the movie based on the novel is one of my favorite movies of all time! It's a pretty dated movie now (1985) -but packed with celebrity power: Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Helena Bonham Carter, Daniel Day Lewis to name a few.
I love the main character, Lucy Honeychurch, who is confined by the decorum of the age to behave a certain way...but underneath there's such a passion that she hides. Until a true love (not her finace - gasp), brings it out of her and she can't deny who she is any longer.
I absolutely fell in love with Italy because of this movie. And finally in 1999 I had the opportunity to realize my dream to travel in Europe when I went on a trip with my Aunt (much like Lucy). I told my Aunt my main request, of all of our planned destinations, (we visited 5 countries) was to go to Florence in Italy and stay on the Arno with a view....which we did. I was already married to my hubby at the time - but it was a very "romantic" trip nonetheless as I fell even more in love with Italy. It was an absolute dream come true!