Square Peg, Round Hole

Original Post Date: May 29, 2007 (Friendster) - with some edits

To quote the words spoken by Iris Simpkins (played by Kate Winslet in The Holiday):

"I understand feeling as small and as insignificant as humanly possible. And how it can actually ache in places you didn’t know you had inside you. And it doesn’t matter how many new haircuts you get, or gyms you join, or how many glasses of chardonnay you drink with your girlfriends… you still go to bed every night going over every detail and wonder what you did wrong or how you could have misunderstood. And how in the hell for that brief moment you could think that you were that happy. And sometimes you can even convince yourself that he’ll see the light and show up at your door. And after all that, however long all that may be, you’ll go somewhere new. And you’ll meet people who make you feel worthwhile again. And little pieces of your soul will finally come back. And all that fuzzy stuff, those years of your life that you wasted, that will eventually begin to fade."

I needed to see that line in print. I’ve watched the movie so many times (thanks to a wonderful person…) to the point that words hurt my head as much as my heart. I know Iris because I was her at some point. Maybe even to this day. There are many Irises in this world waiting for a Miles of their own. They are all wondering when they’d stop being a best friend and start becoming a leading lady.

All I know is that I’m tired of being the square peg.


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