Love Stories are Built Around People’s Idiosyncrasies

We all have them…

Idiosyncrasies.

Those distinctive or peculiar little mannerisms and quirks that have the potential to annoy the heck out of our partners. But are they more than just a source of irritation? I think so. Here is one of my favourite quotes from the film Good Will Hunting that explains what I mean so well:

Sean (Robin Williams): My wife used to fart when she was nervous. She had all sorts of wonderful little idiosyncrasies. She used to fart in her sleep. I thought I’d share that with you. One night it was so loud it woke the dog up. She woke up and went, “ah was that you?” And I didn’t have the heart to tell her.

Will (Matt Damon): She woke herself up? Haha!

Sean: Ah…! But Will, shes been dead for 2 years, and that’s the stuff I remember: wonderful stuff you know? Little things like that. Those are the things I miss the most. The little idiosyncrasies that only I know about: that’s what made her my wife. Oh she had the goods on me too, she knew all my little peccadilloes. People call these things imperfections, but there not. Ah, that’s the good stuff.

And so, recognising we too have our own eccentricities, let us learn not to look at the “imperfections” of our partners with distain or irritation, but rather with love and affection. For the greatest of love stories are build around idiosyncrasies.

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