His heart beat faster and faster as daisy’s white face came up to his own. he knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God. So he waited, listening for a moment longer to the tuning fork that had been struck upon a star. Then he kissed her. At his lips’ touch she blossomed like a flower and the incarnation was complete.
Confession: I am a real big sucker for a love story. This one does not even end well, but the way Fitzgerald so beautifully articulates the emotions in that moment is to be admired. AND, I just love how he compared her to a blossoming flower. That is just a bonus. I mean what girl wouldn’t want to be compared to a blossoming flower when she locks lips with Leo?! Now I do realize we might have a lot of Leo-haters out there (I would consider myself one of them 98% of the time), but you have to admit. He made a great Jay Gatsby.
I can promise you that this will be my last Great Gatsby post (for now at least). But one last thing that I did want to share was this fun post about the florals in the movie. The bloggers at Pottery Barn did a great job showing you how to take this new blockbuster and use it as an inspiration for decorating with flowers. Genius! So not only do you get a sappy love story, but you also get practical ways to decorate your house. Everybody wins.
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