“The years between eighteen and twenty-eight are the hardest, psychologically. It’s then you realize this is make or break, you no longer have the excuse of youth, and it is time to become an adult – but you are not ready.”—Helen Mirren (via imnotchaste)
“I no longer have the energy for meaningless friendships, forced interactions or unnecessary conversations. If we don’t vibrate on the same frequency there’s just no reason for us to waste our time. I’d rather have no one and wait for substance than to not feel someone and fake the funk.”—(via fobbyapple)
I think it’s a little depressing to know that ultimately, while we as fans wanna be the one closest to our idols, the one who know them best, we aren’t. While we really wanna be the ones to support and be there for them (physically) at their lowest of time, we can’t. There’s always that barricade between the stage and the audience.
Perhaps this is the boundary between being a normal fan and one that goes crazy and invades their privacy. It’s because every fan has a little story/relationship with their idol, if this goes out of control, he/she (the fan) would really think it’s real and that his or her idol experienced the same thing as he/she did. As a result, they approach their idol in real life thinking they would reciprocate. But eventually, they don’t know you, neither do you know them personally. You might even fall in love with a character they acted in a film, but it is a character they portrayed, not them. Perhaps after all, what we really fell crazy in love with is the fantasy we created with them in our minds, and not the idols themselves cause we can’t say we love them when we don’t even know who they really are.
That being said, even with the aching in our hearts that we can’t be our idol’s bff and be there for them forever, we’ll still support them silently through supporting their music, films and concerts. It’s a beautiful ache.