8.21.2009

Behind Every Successful Man Is ...

Behind every good man is a person who loves them. Tonight I saw a film that inspired me, "Valentino the Last Emperor." I loved it and it inspired me more than I can say. I was most stricken by the relationship between Valentino and Giancarlo Giammetti. I'd never heard of Giancarlo before but apparently they've been together since the beginning. They met shortly after Valentino went to Rome from Paris. They've been together as business partners, lovers and friends for the 45 year duration of the Valentino brand.

No matter his sexuality, I'm convinced that behind every successful man, there is a person who loves them and supports them. Someone who sees their vision and gets on board with it. It was clear in the movie that Giancarlo provides that for Valentino. And while Valentino didn't go around flaunting their relationship, it was clear that he loved and appreciated him for it. When he received the Legion of France award, Valentino broke down in gratitude regarding his relationship with Giancarlo.

More...This situation made me feel good. I know I have a lot of great qualities but one I'm most impressed with my ability to support the people in my life. I think I made such a great assistant because of that quality - I was able to maintain the lives of the men I worked for because I truly supported their vision. It is my belief that when I fall in love love, it will be with a man with a vision that I can truly get behind. I'm ready to be that chick! But I recognize more than ever that you must act as if you already are the thing you want to be. You must start where you are to get to be where you want to be. I am learning to love myself with no attachments or judgements so that I can love a man in the same way. So in an effort to prepare myself to support him, I'll support me!

I like that plan!

2 comments:

kenge said...

Sounds like a good plan to me. If you don't love yourself completely you really can fully love anyone else properly

Kendra said...

Thank you for supporting me and lifting me up. You're a good friend! Great post...

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