I hear the word pristine, and I can’t help but head back to my youth. The movie The Breakfast Club spoke for my generation and many more to follow. A timeless tale of stereotypes and the stress of teen life. It was a scene with Bender giving Clair a hard time and she flipped him the bird. His reply, “Obscene finger gestures from such a pristine girl.”
The movie had me relating with Allison (Ally Sheedy) who was desperately trying to be herself but fitting in nowhere. And Brian (Anthony Michael Hall) who was under a lot of pressure to get good grades. I was incredibly shy and wanted to belong somewhere and was in the shadow of my sister’s good grades.
The prom queen (Molly Ringwald) and the jock (Emilio Estevez) were not in my league. I was awful at sports, very uncoordinated, and like I said, I was shy, not a social butterfly. And I was far from Bender’s (Judd Nelson) character as I was the daughter of a cop and walked a straight and narrow line.
I have watched the movie numerous times and still today feel a wave of emotions from the film. It was quality film making and helped launch the members of the “Brat pack” into stardom. I randomly still quote lines from the movie and can pretty much follow along with the dialog now if I watch it. If you have not seen this John Hughes gem… I recommend you watch it!
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – pristine
“When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
Communication is key in any relationship, but the communication must be honest too. When it is nothing but lies being told there is an erosion of trust that is so very hard to repair. Find someone willing to talk with all truth and you will have half the battle won.
For Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – transitory
The room to the left of the stairway was his. He had a spartan look to the room with only a bed and a desk. No pictures on the walls or decoration on his desk. A basic laptop set in front of the desk chair and everything else was in the closet.
He came home from work and knew immediately that someone had been in his room. The laptop was still on the desk. The closet door still shut, and nothing had been moved on the bed since he had made it. How was he so sure someone had been in his room?
She sat in his chair and thought to herself, “He needs to know I was here, but how?” She suddenly smiled and opened his one desk drawer a fraction of an inch. If he was truly going to be right to recruit to be a spy, he had to be observant. She then slid a business card under his pillow being careful not to disturb the case. He would find it and get ahold of her, she was sure.
Now she sat back and waited for the call. It wasn’t but about 20 minutes later when the phone rang. Let the games begin.
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – spartan