Judith Lautner (judith) wrote,
Judith Lautner

to be tough

I am watching Gina Lollobrigida in Woman of Straw. She leaves her post as nurse because her patient is cruel and demanding. She is, at the same time, attracted to her patient's nephew. When his nephew comes to demand that she return, she says only if the patient comes himself to ask her. "And if he doesn't?" "Then it's over, for once and for all." Would that I could be so tough, so strong. That's what I need. It sounds, feels, liberating, to be that strong. I need to be able to say good by so I can say hello.

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