Mr. Darcy. Even the name evokes sighs and swooning. While I'm not here to knock Jane Austen (I've read all her books and still love the Pride and Prejudice movie), I'm here to propose something. Okay, don't send me to the gallows-here goes-Mr. Darcy isn't all he's cracked up to be. In theory, he's a great guy. But if you pay close attention to his character, the nice face of the actor fades into a bright neon "bozo" sign. While he doesn't stay this way throughout the whole movie, for most of it he's reserved, rude, moody and a mountain of pride. Sure, by the end your loving him as much as Elizabeth! But really, would you truly marry Mr. Darcy? I don't think I could live with Mr. Darcy! Perhaps there is a reason the book and movie end with the wedding. Honestly, I think the moodiness would get old in 5.3 seconds-the pride thing would drive me up the wall in less. My point of this post (no, it's not Mr. Darcy bashing)-is this: are we holding guys up to Godly standards, or romance novel standards? Guys don't need to be tall, dark and handsome (though it's nice). Just as we ladies won't always be the picture of beauty and youth, guys also will eventually turn into old men. When the looks fade, what do you have? My challenge to you, is to try to get past looks. I know it can be hard, but try.
Mr. Darcy is good in theory, but in reality? Not so much. In the end, pride and moodiness aren't all they're cracked up to be. A love for God, good work ethics, self control and selflessness always win. Again, just some thoughts-not a Darcy bash fest.