Monday, July 27, 2009

Romeo...Romeo...Please Come Carry A Swan...


Once Upon A Time...I was in love with Leonardo DiCaprio. (please to be stifling your laughter...now) He was "IT' for me. I watched him "grow" through "Growing Pains". I applauded him in "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" I drooled over him in "Romeo and Juliet". He was my Romeo...Claire Danes sucked it as Juliet.
I wanted to take my hand and brush that shaggy hair from his eyes. I wanted him to call to me on my balcony under a glowing moon and starry sky. I dreamed of him...with a swan slung over his shoulders...beautiful boy...beautiful bird. So I drew him in my diary...

My Leo...
With a swan...
Slung over his shoulders...
(cuz' that's what teenage girls draw...and swans are cool?)

Something changed. My love for Leo faded as most teenage crushes do. I watched him go through the world in the limelight...and I was happy that he was happy. It wasn't him...it was me. I wasn't ready for stardom, or commitment...or the jealousy I felt because of all of the other girls. So it ended. I grew up.

I did find love again...many times. There was Johnny and Brad...Keanu and Ben...Christian and Hugh. But it was never the same. I didn't see them under my balcony...I didn't hear them call my name...I didn't draw them in my diary...they were not worthy of a swan.

Then...I met Brendan. (collective sigh heard now) He was a bartender with sideburns, a skinny poofy haired vision in an Applebee's uniform. He was the Romeo to my Juliet...the Jack to my Rose...the perfect set of shoulders to drape a beautiful and dreamy swan.





We may not be movie material. We are a perfectly dorky pair. He may not write me sonnets, or fly me on a boat bow...but he'll always be my Brendan...and he'll always have a place in my diary...exclusively...with a swan.

(P.S. Please to not be peeing on it Bren)

That's all for now,
Brandi

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Suck it Leo! She's all mine. And for the record, I could totally take that swan.

-Brendan