Suddenly, he felt the need to be more calm and polite with her. Perhaps, he will sound more Jesus Christ-like, Ben thought. “Darling, please read between the lines”. He probably didn’t think he will be sounding like a nurse who’s about to put the needle into her patient’s butt begging the patient to bear the pain.
So ironic! How do you say bear the pain of the needle like it’s nothing? Like Romeo saith to Mercutio, “Courage man, the hurt cannot be much”? – I ask. Like that?!
You can say that well of yourself and not for your lover, for you know not how deep the pain is felt within. How do you even expect her to read between your lines, yes, they are your lines – they all are broken, crooked, blurred lines? You know this but won’t admit it. You think that makes you the man right?
Ben was about breaking up with Tara when he said those words – I’m talking about lines here. Asking a lady to read in-between the lines just shows how weak the man is – be it toast lines, setting-p lines, make-up lines or even break-up lines. I understand the lines are always hard to read out when breaking up than when asking out but that’s what makes a man. You’re the actor and so know the lines very well, so why not read them out like a man, better than just acting it with no words and yet expect her to decipher your act.
Words are powerful, they make up lines. Imagine you were a literature student in an examination hall and you have in front of you a poem with incomplete lines as a result of missing words, I’m pretty sure you’ll be lost, while a million words could be used, only one will fit in – nullum simile est idem!
Mr. Gentleman, make the best lines for her. You’ve got eyes right, so you have her but she’s got ears, so she wants to know why you chose her!
In the end, that reminds me of a quote: “A lady won’t tell anyone about her love life but would love to hear it from the lips of everyone.”
God bless our ladies, you all are beautiful. I love you!