This movie is about daring to accept who is given for opening the heart to love. It’s about saying yes to the spark in the heart and putting this first, so that everything that does not serve true happiness can fall away.
Anna Scott is a famous actress who walks into William’s bookstore while filming in London. William feels an immediate spark with Anna. Their encounters seem like a disaster to William because he can’t help but be himself with her, and it’s not always pretty! Who he is, is the Gift that she has been calling for. Anna is ready to let the past, including her current life, go. And she needs help. Anna describes her experience of love and relationships by quoting Rita Hayworth, “They go to bed with Gilda and they wake up with me.” The illusion of love never lasts.
The Spirit and the development of trust is behind every encounter that Anna has with William and those who surround him. Anna is impelled to invite herself to William’s sister’s birthday. When they get over the surprise of having a famous actress at their table, his friends fully welcome her into their hearts. Like William, they cannot be anything but authentic.
When the protectionism involved with maintaining the self-image arises, Anna pushes William away, every time. Beneath the push away is a call for love. And as William discovers, answering the call for love is always for oneself.
Love is patient, love is kind. Love is non-compromising because love is worthy. Love takes nothing personally because love cannot be rejected. Love cannot be hurried because it just is. Love is acceptance. Love is allowance. The truth needs no defense, and the invitation to say yes to love is from God; therefore it never ends.
The “Yes” is inevitable! It’s for the whole.