It is here that she meets Arthur Abbot, one of the great Hollywood writers from the golden age of film. The odd couple starts a friendship where in their own way they are able to help the other recognize their own worth. In one scene Arthur explains that there are two types of women in a story.
Arthur: Iris, in the movies we have leading ladies and we have the best friend. You, I can tell, are a leading lady, but for some reason you are behaving like the best friend.
Iris:You're so right. You're supposed to be the leading lady of your own life, for god's sake!
How often do we find ourself in the same position, taking a backseat to what is best for our lives out of fear of change or uncertainty or letting go...? On the contrary, how incredible are those moments when we just know that we are in the right place--not in control, but not thrown to the wolves either? Not safe, but undeniably good. I think, once you pursue that state of being and feel and recognize it, then you begin to crave it and soon live it. Each person is made intentionally and beautifully with boundless potential to have a fulfilled, purposeful life. If you can't be the Lead in your own life, then from what perspective is your story being told?
I'm trying not to finish this with cheesy inspirational gab about God and life and Oscar Wilde quotes... since that is near to impossible, I'll just leave it at that.
Be the Lead in your own life...
... because that is pretty beautiful.