A Star Is Born – All You Gotta Do Is Trust Me

At the last minute, a friend and I went to see A Star Is Born.  While I hazily remember the movie with Kris and Barbra years ago, I was excited to see this version.  It doesn’t hurt that I think that Bradley Cooper is handsome.  And may I say, they didn’t disappoint!

All you gotta do is trust me.  That’s all you got to do.

The poignant moment when Jack says the above to Ally and she gets out of her comfort zone still haunts me.  Why?  Because it’s what I finally yearn for now that I’m years after being divorced.  Maybe I won’t explain this properly, but let me try.

I love to experience new things, but when I hesitate, the moment gets lost.  But, when someone reaches out beyond my boundaries, touches my heart and encourages me?

I can do anything!  The impossible because plausible. 

And as I watched that moment unfold in the movie (and in the trailer below at 1:30) a piece of my heart opened up wide with possibility, with hope, with yearning and the boundaries that I’d built, the walls that I’d cemented after my divorce, crumbled just a little.

I want someone with whom I can share that trust, that support, and that loving feeling.  I’m willing to go out on a limb as my authentic self.  I’ve been encouraging myself for awhile now.  Growing and remembering my self whom I’d lost touch with so long ago.  It’s like I’m trying to break free from the prison which harnessed me, limited me.  I want to break free to be me and to share the journey with someone special.  I want to trust in someone and have them trust in me. To share the ups and downs in this journey of life.

I want to trust again.

I know it’s just a movie, but that moment touched me.  Thanks for reading.  Have you seen the movie?

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17 Responses to A Star Is Born – All You Gotta Do Is Trust Me

  1. Inbarbsworld says:

    Oh my goodness! I will have to see that!!! Loved the original one, and Bradley Cooper is one of my faves! 🙂

    The butterfly reminds me of what it feels like going through a divorce. After the drama of it all settles, we wrap ourselves up in a cocoon. This gives us time to heal and regain our strength, but you are ready to burst out and try your wings! Yay! Thank you for sharing. xxx

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    • janieleeds says:

      Thank you for reading and commenting Barb! You will enjoy it. There are sad parts and tough parts but that’s a part of life I think. Ups and downs. And Bradley is so handsome in it! 🙂 The music is great too! xx

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  2. Looking forward to this version too! One of my mom’s fave films cos she loved Judy Garland!


  3. Dwight says:

    Right there with you..words can’t describe…


  4. Create Space says:

    Sounds like one not to miss Janie. I hope things take a new and unexpected turn for you when you are least expecting it!


  5. bone&silver says:

    How healthy that you feel a new urge for intimate connection and exchange of trust arising… may it come slowly and carefully toward you 😊🙏🏼

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  6. michi0507 says:

    This is amazing thanks for sharing your story. This movie felt so real to me. I am glad I am not the only one experiencing new thoughts and reflections after watching it. Can’t wait to see it again.


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