September 04, 2006

Chasing Amy

Holden: Can I ask you a question ? Why me ?
Alyssa: Well, because you were givin' me that look and I got all wet.
Holden: You know what I mean.
Alyssa: Why not you ?
Holden: Well, I'm a guy. I mean... you're attracted to girls.
Alyssa: I see you’ve been taking notes.
Alyssa: Historically.......yes......That's true.
Alyssa: Well, I've given that a lot of thought, you know.
Alyssa: Now that I'm being ostracized by my friends, I've had plenty of time to think about it.
Alyssa: And what l've come up with is really simple.
Alyssa: I came to this on my own terms.
Alyssa: You know, I didn't just heed what I was taught: "Men and women should be together, it's the natural way," that kind of thing.
Alyssa: I'm not with you because of what family, society, life...tried to instillin me from day one.
Alyssa: The way the world is, how seldom it is that you meet that one person who...just gets you.
Alyssa: It's so rare. My parents didn't really have it. There were no examples set for me in the world of male-female relationships.
Alyssa: And to cut oneself off from finding that person-- to immediately halve your options by eliminating the possibility...of finding that one person within your own gender-- that just seemed stupid to me.
Alyssa: So I didn't.
Alyssa: But then you came along.
Alyssa: You, the one least likely. I mean, you were a guy.
Holden: Still am.
Alyssa: And while I was falling for you I put a ceiling on that, because you were a guy.
Alyssa: Until I remembered why I opened the door to women in the first place:
Alyssa: "To not limit the likelihood of finding that one person who'd...complement me so completely."
Alyssa: So, here we are. I was thorough when I looked for you. And I feel justified lying in your arms...
Alyssa: 'cause I got here on my own terms, and I have no question there was someplace I didn't look.
Alyssa: For me that makes all the differece.

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