This weekend I saw the movie Leap Year.
The reviews haven’t been too positive, but it looked cute so we went ahead and saw it. It was kind of cheesy and pretty predictable – a typical RomCom, but it was cute and the Irish backdrop was breathtaking as usual. This isn’t a movie review, but I will give a little synopsis and then get to the point of my post. Anna is disappointed when her cardiologist boyfriend doesn’t propose to her before leaving for a conference to Dublin. She decides to take the bull by the horns and fly to Ireland in order to propose to her boyfriend on Leap Year, the one day that it is ok for a woman to ask a man to marry her in Ireland, or so the story goes. Of course, the weather is terrible and an emergency landing stops her quite short of Dublin. She hires a cranky, but charming Irishman called Declan to drive her to Dublin. Mayhem ensues, but they get to know each other. Upon arriving in Dublin, they are in love, but the boyfriend ends up proposing to Anna when they arrive at his hotel. I won’t give away the ending, but you can probably predict it.
Now for my point…In the middle of the movie when Declan had had enough of Anna because of her materialistic attitude and his broken heart over a lost love, he asked her a question. This was the turning point in the movie. The question was…
If there was a fire and you only had 60 seconds to gather your most treasured possessions, what would you take?
That’s a really good question and it got me thinking. I live alone in a 1400 square foot home that is pretty full of stuff. Of course, my dog would be first. And sure, there are photo albums and books that mean a lot to me. I would also want my cameras, computer, and cell phone; maybe my art supplies too. My shoe collection is also quite good. However, other than Koho, there is nothing inside my house that I can think of that I just can’t live without. As I go from room-to-room there are a lot of things I want and even a few things that I don’t, but nothing in those rooms that I really need. I think it’s time to do a little spring cleaning.
What about you? What would you take with you if you only had 60 seconds.