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8 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Se ---On The Record- I LOVE YOU ALWAYS FOREVER Beyond infatuation Feels like I'm standing/In a timeless dream of light/Mists of pale amber rose/Feels like I'm lost/In a deep cloud of heavenly scent/Touching, dis- covering you/Those days of warm rains/Come rushing back to me/Miles of windless summer night air/Secret moments shared/In the heat of the afternoon/Out of the stillness/Soft spo- ken words/Say, say it again (REFRAIN) I love you always forever/Near and faWCloser together everywhere/I will be with you/Every- thing I will do for you You've got the most unbelievable/Blue eyes that I've ever seen/You've got me almost melt. ing away/As we lay there under blue sky/With pure white stars/Exotic sweetness/A magical time/Say, say it again (REPEAT REFRAIN) Say, say you'll love me forever/Never stop never/Whatever near and far and always/And everywhere and everything (REPEAT REFRAIN) By CHARLIE MARTIN CNS COLUMNIST I Copyright (c) 1996 by Donna Lewis Ltd/ Warner Chappell Music Inc. ASCAP) Copyright (c) 1996 by Atlantic Recording Corp. for the United States and WEA International for the world outside the United States Written and sung by Donna Lewis Magical, romantic moments: Can they sustain a relationship? Such experiences usually mean.that one has "fallen in love." This seems to be the case for the woman in Donna Lewis' debut chart hit, "I Love You Always Forever." This person exhibits many signs of infatuation. Her guy has "got the most unbelievable blue eyes that I've ever seen." Her rendezvous with him are "exotic sweetness" apd "magical." She asks him to "say, say it again: I love you always forever." She believes that this "forever': is certain and true. Romantic infatuation tends to feel this way. Yet, genuine love is different. "Forever" gets replaced by one day at a time and learning how to nurture a relationship as it changes. Of course, such an understanding wouldn't make for a pop chart hit! Most of us would rather fantasize about a "timeless dream of light" and being "lost in a deep cloud of heavenly scent." However, a "forever" that endures gets rooted more firmly in the ground of daily life than in "mood-altering dreams. If you want your infatuation to grow into a healthy, continuing relationship, consider these suggestions: 1. Talk about how each of you has fallen in love. Appreciate the experience, for romantic ation can be fun. Realize that the emotional highs: cannot be sustained. They are only a small love that lasts. 2. Avoid saying what the song states, words such as "forever" or "never." Infatuation rarely lasts, even when you are sure that it will. Consequently, be careful about what you say to another. Love built on feelings is bound to change If we are aware of this, infatuation is less likely lead to hurt and a broken heart. 3. As you carry on the infatuation, what values are important to you. If you make that violate your standards, the romance costs you your own sense of self. While such a loss need not be permanent, your individuality is a gift from God. broker it in exchange for the "feel good" 4. Try to keep a sense of humor about what eventually unfolds. If your love matures into a uine, lasting bond, you will need to negotiate con- flicts and problems. If the romance fizzles, you still have gained new insights into relationships. Trust what happens. God will guide you and help you turn this experience into an important time of learning. (Your comments are always welcome. Please address: Charlie Martin, RR 3, Box 182, Rockport, Ind. 47635.) At the movies: Current capsule reviews THE CATHOLIC COMMUNICATION Mi J NEW YORK (CNS) -- The fol- lowing are capsule reviews of movies recently reviewed by the U.S. Catholic Conference (USCC) Office for Film and Broadcasting. Ratings are also given for (MPAA). "American Buffalo" (Gold- wyn) After promising an eager youngster (Sean Nelson) the chance to pull off his first robbery, a junk-shop owner (Dennis Franz) instead gives the job to a small- time hustler (Dustin Hoffman). Directed by Michael Corrente from David Mamet's adaptation of his own 1975 three-person I IH HAUBSTADT ELECTRIC Ucensed. Bonded Insured Industrial, Commercial and Residential P.O. Box 405 TONY NAZARiO Haubstadt, IN 47639 812-768-5207 1-800-768-2787 II MILLER & MILLER "k family name you can trust" 424-9274 I Sdjnittdbank RESTAURANT SPECIALIZING IN DELICIOUS GERMAN FOOD PRIME RIB CHARBROILED STF.AQK COUNTRY FRIED CHICKEN SEAFOOOS SALAD BAR BANQUET ROOM FOR PRIVATE PARTIES loll .L YOUR CATEIIING NEEDS, CALL [ 482-2640  stage play, the result is a shrill, depressing character study of losers and their mutual betrayals. Fleeting violence, crude refer- ences and incessant rough lan- guage as well as some profanity. The USCC classification is A-III -- adults. The MPAA rating is R -- restricted. "Feeling Minnesota" (Fine Line) Bleak screwball comedy about the sibling rivalry between two shiftless brothers which erupts into violence and mayhem when one (Vincent D'Onofrio) marries a conniving prostitute (Cameron Diaz) and the other (Keanu Reeves) runs offwith her. Writer- director Steven Baigelman makes a mirthless mess out of a con- trived, manipulative story about repugnant characters and their grotesque escapades. Simulated VOLIE FAMILV ] PHAPdv00CV Stratman's Pharmacy City-Wide Delivery 413 Locust Street John and Judy Stratman 425-5293 I Oak Hill Pharmacy Prescription Specialists Hwy. 62 and N.Weinbach Ave. LARRY SCHULTHEIS, Prop. - 4222 _ Jl sex scenes, brief nudity, extensive violence, some profanity and much rough language.The USCC classification is O -- morally offensive. The MPAA rating is R restricted. "Fly Away Home" (Colum- bia) Sweetly charming story of a 13-year-old Ontario girl (Anna Paquin) who rescues a nest of orphaned wild goslings, then gets some help from her estranged dad (Jeff Daniels) in trying to teach them to fly so they can migrate South to survive the winter. Director Carroll Ballard combines captivating nature scenes with a warmly human tale of family bonding and tena- cious inventiveness. Implied live- in relationship and mild menace. The USCC classification is A-II adults and adolescents. The I i Please Support Message Advertisers I PAUL'S PHARMACY Paul Mayer, Owner 2345 W. Franklin St. 4254364 Plaza Pharmacy Newburgh Plaza Shopping Center Fast Prescription Service Ken and Rebecca Hacker 853-7141 MPAA rating is PG -- parental guidance suggested. "Grace of My Heart": (Gramercy) Hard-knocks music tale spans the years 1958-70 during which a songwriter (Illeana Douglas) with singing ambitions gains professional success while under- going personal setbacks on the road to finding inner strength and her own true voice. Writer- director Allison Anders' familiar story is quite well-acted but suf- fers from predictability and slug- gish pacing. Mature themes, including marital infidelity, abor- tion and suicide, as well as inter- mittent rough language and pro- fanity. The USCC classification is A-IV -- adults, with reserva- tions. The MPAA rating is I restricted. "Sweet Nothb Bros.) Grim chronicle of the of a Wall Street office (Michael Imperioli) into a perate crack addict and who loses his wife (Mira no), children and nearly his his addiction. Directed b Winick, the fact-based contrasts the addict's ization of his drug de: with the reality of its destructive effects. 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