For you and I are past our dancing days

For you and I

Do you know where this quote comes from, and this time without running to google right away ? I didn’t.

And what is that quote doing here you might wonder. Did you miss anything while you were away getting tea?

Well, I nearly choked in my (milky way) tea when I read this today (this product really exists – go on then google it):

philosophy falling in love body souffle. philosophy is happy to announce the newest addition to the falling in love franchise – our new body souffle! this light, fluffy formula is infused with the falling in love scent that melts into your skin to help firm, tone, and moisturize. loved by men and worn by women, the falling in love body souffl? is an antioxidant enriched formula that helps give you younger, smoother looking skin while leaving you smelling and feeling romantic.

What? Infused with the falling in love scent?

Fuck off, was what I thought when I read that. In stead I went looking for the master to ask him if he had something better to say about falling in love. He had – this quote. I like the sound of it, but I am not quite sure if it is good or bad when you and I are past our dancing days. I might have to actually read Romeo & Julliet one day to clear that up.

There was one more thing I found out. I already knew that Richard Curtis (now officially my screen writer hero) is a hopeless romantic. Romeo’s (an Italian, and yes him from Julliet) last name is Montague. Guess what Lawrence’s last name is in TGITC. Nice one, Richard.

For you and I are past our dancing days.
Good, let’s move on to the next level.

8 thoughts to “For you and I are past our dancing days”

  1. Yes, I think you chose just the right antidote to that awful piece of body souffle drivel. When I was about 12 years old, I watched the Franco Zefferelli film of Romeo and Juliet about seven times (actually, six and a half, because I had to be home half way through the seventh time I saw it.) I’d sit in the movie theater and wait for the next showing and, kind people that they were at the little theater in our suburb, they let me do it. I loved this scene, when Capulet is so happy at his party and so gentlemanly to Romeo although I’ll admit I had to google it to figure out whose line this was.

  2. Falling in love scent? I guess the stuff is full of pheromones then. And the words ‘body souffle’ make me think of some kind of pat

  3. I don’t know what it’s from, but I know it’s in iambic pentameter. So I have successfully applied some knolwedge that I do have to a new situation. I think that’s pretty cool.

  4. Wow Paul, I had no idea what an iambic pentameter was, until now. And that is pretty cool indeed. :-)

    (it’s from Shakespeares Romeo & Julliet by the way)

  5. Gosh that brings me back to days at school when the geeky shaklespeare nuts started speaking in iambic pentameter to each other.
    Oh and I dropped you an email response a few weeks back but it came back as rejected even though I just hit reply. Arghhh!!!!!!!

  6. Argh!!! I was already wondering if I had offended you in some way :-)
    OK, how weird that it got rejected. Ok I am going to send you a new mail with some alternative email addresses in it. If you could send it again, I would be happy.

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