“She is by far the most committed, dedicated, focused actor I have ever worked with. a year before we started making the movie, on her own dime for 365 days she trained for eight hours, swam a mile a day, learned ballet, became a prima ballerina, and then when we shot, every single day she was in every single scene in every shot, and she shared her heart, soul and spirit with me and with the world.”
- Darren Aronofsky on working with Natalie Portman for Black Swan.
Holding hands may seem like an innocent gesture, but they show more than a simple interlocking of fingers. Your hands are one of the most essential parts of your body: you build with them, feed with them, hold with them, touch with them, fight with them; they are the tools of the human body. To take a hold of another’s hand is to break from living individually. It is to link yourself to another being, to momentarily entwine your life with another’s, to promise, for a moment, that you need not face the world alone. More simple, more aesthetically naive than other forms of affection, i.e kissing, hugging, sexing.., the act of holding hands is often trivialized in its true implications.