At some point I'll tell my story of strange "coincidences" (or otherwise?) that led to quite a bit of what I've written on this site (especially my theories of the universe & everything), including interesting social & business networking events and links to my favourite film, Love Actually, the classic British Xmas 'RomCom' that includes:
The death of Daniel's wife (& marriage) at the start.
The unfeeling English wife/mother (Karen) who does a lousy job of comforting Daniel on the phone ("Sorry I've got to go; it's not that I don't care that your wife just died or anything."), but is "learning to feel" with the help of Joni Mitchell.
The cheating husband (Harry) with poor gift-buying skills ("What do you need, stationary or something?"), who succumbs to the charms of the devil-woman (Mia).
The selfless Sarah, who gives up her love of Karl to look after her brother (Michael) at Xmas, who is suffering mental health problems.
The special relationship that 'covers all manner of sins' & is revealed to be a bad relationship as one side takes what they want whilst casually ignoring what's important to "Britain" (David)
- as reflected in the US President's (selfish partner's) statement, "I'll give you anything you ask for... as long as it's something I'm happy to give."
(For those that don't get this, true selfless giving is when you give something that you really don't want to give away, or as someone once said to me, "You should give 'til it hurts".)
The "chubby" Natalie who inspires David at a critical time to become a courageous leader, and runs to greet him at Heathrow airport near the end.
The lonesome Mark, struggling to express the love he feels for the woman (Juliet) he can't have (& who seems a bit like my brother and Thorin Oakenshield, son of Thráin, son of Thrór, King under the Mountain).
The nerdy English "Prince William without the weird family" (Colin Frissell), who fills his backpack full of condoms and goes to the States to find sex for the first time with girls who "dig his cute British accent".
Jamie, "alone again", who turns to writing overseas, but soon meets another immigrant, Aurélia, who he falls in love with after minimal conversation. They then learn to speak each other's languages whilst separated, before Jaime flies back to propose to her.
The cute young Sam (who looks like my son did at that age), who discovers "the total agony of being in love" is worse than losing someone, having fallen for "the most beautiful girl in school", Joanna (same name as his lost Mum, if that means anything), who he decides is "The One" for him (see my statistics pondering this notion here). He feels guilty that he should be missing who he's lost, which he is, but actually, he's in love, and there's nothing he can do about it. With determined effort, he succeeds in impressing her by performing superbly in public (as a new drummer in the school band that she leads with her amazing singing), and then shows his Dad (Daniel) how to be brave and actually show her he loves her, which he does at the last moment by chasing after her through the airport just before she leaves. Daniel then meets the second love of his life, Carol (Claudia Schiffer).
Rufus (Rowan Atkinson), the unusual could-have-been angel who helps Sam get through airport security.
The lovely shy & sweet Welsh "Just Judy" and John (aka the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins), who "like to have someone they can chat to", yet also are very comfortable "revealing all" on first meeting, and end up marrying.
The ageing, twitching rock star, Billy Mack, who desperately seeks a Xmas comeback and, having succeeded, ends up leaving lots of half-naked party girls to be with the "f***ing love of his life" - his fat manager, Joe.
Yes, it's a bit of an obsession! Anyway, writing my story could take a while, so in the meantime, see this:
The Beatles sang "All you need is love?" but actually we need Eros, Philia, Ludus, Agape, Pragma & Philautia!
It starts with compassionate Philautia, but "It's all Greek" to modern society!
and enjoy these: