I just finished watching Diary of a Nymphomaniac
, and I'm speechless.
Basically, it's the story of this woman who, since she was 15, has had a craving for sex, and can never get enough. One day, she begins to think she's a nymphomaniac, and needs help. Her grandmother assures her to Never give up anything you enjoy doing, because you'll regret it,
and, may I just say, those are some fabulous words.
The movie goes on to show Val, the lead character, going through her first love (at age 29), and running into some serious errors she hadn't expected, then exploring a whole other side to her addiction to sex. I don't want to give out any spoilers, in case anyone ever decides to see it (I saw it on Netflix).
But, the whole film focuses on the questionsWhat is normal?
How can I be normal?
Why aren't I normal?
Is it wrong to not be normal?
and I found the end result to be inspiring.
Who cares if I decide to do this, or do that? Who cares
if the way I live my life isn't the same way you live yours? Who cares if I'm different?
The main thing is, I
enjoy my life.
I think this rule should apply to everyone.
If you're not happy with your look, why not? If you feel that way, then fix it.
If you're not happy with your future, try and change it.
If you're not happy with those around you, leave them.
If you're not happy with yourself, look in the mirror and tell yourself why. Then break the mirror.
Whoever you are, that's who you are. Everyone has flaws, so embrace them. If you're still panicking about whatever it may be, take it upon yourself to transform the way you see yourself. Just don't stop believing.
This may be a tad cheesy, but right now I feel incredibly free
and just want to twirl beneath the rain.