Laughter truly is the best medicine. I love to listen to people I love laughing more than any other sound in the world. It makes my ears tickle. Clare has been laughing a lot this week. She pretty much started the moment Kate Buckley arrived and hasn't really stopped. And then last night we all went over to the W Hotel in Hollywood to meet our lovely friend Rhys Ifans. He flew in to attend the premiere of his new movie that he stars in with Ben Stiller called Greenberg. We all had drinks at the W bar and then drove over to The Arclight to see the film. It was a great premiere and we saw so many people we knew. I absolutely loved the movie, it was so LA, with tiny little inside jokes and references that people who live here know and it felt like a great characterisation of this town. Clare laughed a lot and then we all headed over the after party at La Vida. We ended up hanging out with Rhys and Jonah Hill, who I have to say makes me laugh harder than anybody I can think of. His films are absolutely hilarious and it was so great to find out that he's such
a nice guy too.Russell and he made a movie together called Get Me To The Greek which is out in the summer and I cannot wait to see it. So we can honestly say we did have a laugh last night. It's funny because people think dogs don't laugh because we don't make that funny noise, but rest assured, we are definitely laughing on the inside a lot of the time.
The film was funny but there was one line in it that made me think a lot, one of the people says "Hurt people hurt people" and I had to think about that for a while. Firstly to understand what it meant and then to ponder on whether it is true.
And I think it is. It seems as though in the people I know and have been hurt by, that they were all deeply hurt by others and seem to be passing that on. Like the hurt that was done to them damaged them and then they seem incapable of not hurting others in some weird divine retribution.
It's sad really, and made me have a little more empathy for the people who have hurt me, I can forgive them now, but won't forget, or give them the opportunity to hurt me again. “I've learned that no matter how good a friend someone is, they're going to hurt you every once in awhile and you must forgive them for that.” I just don't need to carry the resentment around with me anymore. And most of all I try to remember “Love comes to those who still hope even though they've been disappointed, to those who still believe even though they've been betrayed, to those who still love even though they've been hurt before."