"I’m yours — you know it."
You might be sitting with him at the kitchen table drinking coffee from mismatched mugs and saying nothing because sometimes saying nothing is the best thing to say. He’s miles away, and you’re thinking you should take a shower or fix your hair or at least brush your teeth because you feel dirty and self-conscious. You wish the sun weren’t so bright on your face and you wish there was something other than corn flakes for breakfast so your stomach won’t start making hideous noises. You’re about to open your mouth and say something to break the silence, but he speaks first. He tilts his head slightly and says:
“You make me really happy.”
And you will agree he does, too.
"Breathe. You’re going to be okay. Breathe and remember that you’ve been in this place before. You’ve been this uncomfortable and anxious and scared, and you’ve survived. Breathe and know that you can survive this too. These feelings can’t break you. They’re painful and debilitating, but you can sit with them and eventually, they will pass. Maybe not immediately, but sometime soon, they are going to fade and when they do, you’ll look back at this moment and laugh for having doubted your resilience. I know it feels unbearable right now, but keep breathing, again and again. This will pass. I promise it will pass."
Audrey Hepburn with Anne Frank’s father, Otto Frank and his second wife Fritzi, Bürgenstock, Switzerland, 1957.
“Anne Frank and I were born in the same year, lived in the same country, experienced the same war, except she was locked up and I was on the outside. Reading her diary was like reading my own experiences from her point of view. I was quite destroyed by it… It was in a different corner of Holland, but all the events I experienced were so incredibly accurately described by her—not just what was going on on the outside, but what was going on on the inside of a young girl starting to be a woman…all in a cage. She expressed the claustrophobia, but transcends it through her love of nature, her awareness of humanity and her love—real love—of life.” - Audrey Hepburn speaks about Anne Frank.
Top Left: Audrey Hepburn with her father Anthony Joseph Victor Hepburn-Ruston at their home in Linkebeek, Belgium, September 1934. Top Right: Audrey Hepburn with her father Joseph Ruston in Linkebeek, Belgium, 1933. Bottom Left: Audrey Hepburn and her father reunited in Ireland, August 1964. Bottom Right: Audrey Hepburn and her father, 1964.
Audrey Hepburn’s father deserted her and her mother, Ella Van Heemstra, at the beginning of World War II. Audrey wouldn’t see her father again for another 20 years until her husband, Mel Ferrer, was able to track him down through the Red Cross. Joseph had never attempted to reach out to his daughter; “I realized how much I cared about my father. I’d always cared, obviously. I just couldn’t bear the idea that I would never get the chance to see him again. I cursed myself for not having made more of an effort while he was alive, but his silence had me convinced that he didn’t want to see me.” After years of silence Audrey and her father were reunited in Dublin, Ireland. ”He looked the way I remembered him. Older, yes, but much the same. Slim and tall.” During their meeting Audrey realized that her father was an emotional invalid and they would never have the relationship she had desperately hoped for all those years. Despite their issues Audrey supported her father financially until the end of his life.
"Some people say home is where you come from. But I think it’s a place you need to find, like it’s scattered and you pick pieces of it up along the way."
Titanic (film) trivia: After filming various takes of the scene when Rose runs back to Jack after jumping out of the lifeboat, Leonardo DiCaprio asked James Cameron if they could have one more take “for the actors.” Kate Winslet says: "That was rather daunting, because I had no idea what Leo was going to do." The actors ran toward each other and when Leo got a hold of her, he lifted Kate up in the air and let all of his emotions out. That is the take that made it into the film’s final cut.
(Source: ihearttitanic, via strongfemalewoman)