Tuesday, January 27, 2009

... Like That

I was over at True Urban Queen's Queendom earlier today and she posted on one of my favorite movies. Back in 2005 Oprah produced the movie adaptation of Their Eyes Were Watching God, and just as I was captivated in 1994 when I first read the novel written by the esteemed Zora Neale Hurston, I was blown away by the visual portrayal.

I always wanted a man like...
Teacake. Carefree. Confident. Courageous. Oh Teacake seemed like a big ole mistake in the making and although he was 12 years younger than Janie, he was a man's man. In the movie when he told her that they will live off of the money that he makes... Shoot, that's exactly what I was referring to a couple of weeks ago when I posted on my future superman.

I always wanted a love like...
The fervency in which Teacake loved Janie. It wasn't about status or titles. It wasn't about Janie's looks or how much money she had. Their love manifested itself in their freedom to be, grow and flow with each other. I've always wanted someone I can be free with. Someone who seemingly freed me. Someone I can be me with and not worry about the upkeep of my hair or my nails or my outer beautifications.

Lastly, I've always wanted...

A kiss like...



That kiss... takes my breath away every time I see it.

5 comments:

The Insatiable One said...

I love that story. It's so beautiful.

The True Urban Queen aka Sharon said...

It is a beautiful story. No it is a real good story.
And maybe if I could find my Teacake I would reconsider things like marriage.

And I cry every time at the end. I might pop that movie in again tonight.

clnmike said...

Sorry I just cant get over the fact that the dude is named teacake.

Ms. Liryc said...

LOL @ clnmike..

I love this story, besides the very sad ending

I feel you on the kiss.. I mean damn damn damn!! Just all the passion in the world is filled in that scene.. I LOVE IT

MsKnowitAll said...

Monique... How you doin' girl and how's that beautiful baby boy?! Yes such a beautiful story.

Queen... Marriage or a loving, long-term relationship... I cry throughout the movie. I don't know, my right eye just tears on me.

Mike... I have no words for you. LOL

Liryc... There is a lot of kissing in this entire movie! Very passion-filled.