Darius from Love Jones:
Romance is about the possibility of the thing. You see, it's about the time between when you first meet the woman, and when you first make love to her; When you first ask a woman to marry you, and when she says I do. When people who been together a long time say that the romance is gone, what they're really saying is they've exhausted the possibility.
I am dressed in a blue dress and white jacket with a red beret in my bag because France has the possibility to qualify to the finals of the world cup tonight.
To be honest, I love those moment before things are realized, the anticipation, the question mark. I am the proverbial counter of chickens before they have hatched. Not only do I count my chickens before they hatch, I dress them up, give them a pedicure, take them sight-seeking. They already speak Italian fluently and have that elusive dream post. I imagine my unhatched chickens reaching their full potential as they incubate, waiting to be.
So what if no chickens hatch?
Somehow, the planning and imagining makes it better. It is not a crushing blow. In fact, it is a mere prelude to the next attempt.
So tonight, we shall know. France or Belgium will move to the finals.
But for now, in this suspended state, I am so proud of the French team, this ambassadors of my new found land, for their incredible win.
So many chickens with pretty feet yelling Congratulazioni Francia!!!