A lot has happened in the last two years. Back in May 2018, we would have never thought that we’d be saying goodbye to one of the most stunning movie stars of our time. But on April 23rd, 2019, our beautiful Elizabeth Taylor turned 94 years old. And just like that, her incredible career came to an end. But while she was still alive, she spent her last days sharing wonderful stories and making us laugh. And one of the most precious gifts she left behind was a video that was meant to be just for her family and friends. But thanks to the magic of social media, this video has become a birthday celebration for all of us. Because as we watched it over and over again, we couldn’t help but feel that Elizabeth Taylor was sending us a message. A message of hope, love, and triumph in the face of adversity. One that truly spoke to our hearts.
This is Robert Pattinson’s heartfelt birthday message to his fans. And it’s been viewed millions of times. Because it’s impossible to ignore the raw emotion that Robert Pattinson was able to capture on camera. The way he spoke about his mother, the way he remembered his first love, the way he described his career, it was all coming from the heart. We all have a lot to learn from this video.
Why Is This Video Special?
This isn’t the first time that Robert Pattinson has surprised us with a heartfelt message. In 2018, he released a video thanking his fans for all of their support during what was undoubtedly one of the most extraordinary years of his life. And if that video didn’t give it away, then this one certainly will. This video is different because it captures a very specific moment in time. One where Robert Pattinson is unaware that he’s being filmed. A moment where he is still a complete and total rookie when it comes to facing the camera and holding a conversation. A moment where, for the first time in his life, he feels like he’s finally found his place. That moment where everything feels new and exciting.
But it’s not only the video that makes this message so powerful. It’s also the way Robert Pattinson delivers it. The way he looks into the camera and smiles. The way he pauses between each sentence. The way he holds his hands behind his back. It’s a performance filled with raw emotion that will stick with you long after the video has finished.
What Is Going On Here?
Here’s the thing, guys. We don’t know exactly what’s going on here. But we do know one thing for sure. Robert Pattinson is dealing with a lot. A lot about himself, a lot about love, a lot about loss, and a lot about growing up. It seems like he’s wrestling with a lot of the themes that we explore in Heavy Blogging. And this is a theme that keeps coming up over and over again. This idea of growing up and learning to separate your needs from other people’s. Of realizing that you can’t always be there for someone else, no matter how much you love them. Of facing life alone and being okay with that. Of being courageous and standing up for what you believe in. These are all themes that come up time and time again in Heavy Blogging. And they’re all themes that Robert Pattinson is dealing with in his own unique way. But at the end of the day, these are all universal principles that we can learn from.
What Should We Take From This?
So, what should we take from this? I mean, not just about Robert Pattinson, but also about our own lives? Should we look at this video and say, “Okay, so now I know how to be a better boyfriend”? Or, “Maybe I should have ended things with Elizabeth Taylor a long time ago because even though I didn’t want to marry her, at least I could have been a better man and made her happy”? Or, “Wow, I really need to start dating people who are more like me. Someone who cares more about art and less about popularity. Someone who isn’t afraid to be themselves and doesn’t care what other people think. Someone who will love me for who I am and not just because I’m the son of a famous celebrity”?
Well, maybe all of those things. But, mainly, we should watch this video and say, “I’m sorry.” Sorry that Elizabeth Taylor has passed away. Sorry that she wasn’t here to celebrate your birthday with a big fat gift bag containing all of the makeup products you could ever want or need. Sorry that you didn’t get to spend more time with your mom. Sorry that you didn’t get to grow up alongside a brilliant, beautiful, and kind mentor. Sorry that we aren’t all as lucky as you to have had such an incredible journey.
But mostly, we should say, “Thank you.” Thank you for giving us this amazing gift. Thank you for taking your time to make this video for us. Thank you for showing us what amazing things you’re capable of when you set your mind to it. Thank you for reminding us that there’s no one way to be perfect. That we are all exactly the same. That we should all be accepting of our flaws and the mistakes we make. That love is all around us. And that no matter what, we will always have each other.”
So, to all of you out there who have been there for us, who have made this journey with us. Thank you. Thank you for being here. And most importantly, thank you for reminding us that we are all human and make mistakes. But we have each other and we are strong enough to get through this. So let’s just take a minute to breathe and remember the most remarkable woman we’ve ever known. And, of course, the amazing man who shared this magical video with us.