Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Notebook

"I am just an ordinary man. I am no one special, just a common man with common thoughts. I've lead a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me, and my name will soon be forgotten.
But, in one respect, I've succeeded as gloriously as anyone who ever lived. - I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and for me, that has always been enough..."

Any movie that starts off like this has my undivided attention. It's been 2 years since I first watched it and it still ruins me everytime I see it.
There was a time when I was watching this because there was a missing void in my life and I replaced it by watching a bit of it everyday with the hope that this story brings. And it isn't hope that it brings to everyone. You could be on the losing end of this story and be the other guy that loses hope. But this story is just so beautifully written, and after all, it's about love...

The best love is the kind that weakens the soul. That makes us reach for more.
-That plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds.
This hurt is so intense that it can be confused with pleasure. Almost like you feel that pain, but it feels good, because it feels good even missing that person.

There's times when you feel so hurt that you are lost. Your balance is gone, and you start concentarting on the wrong things. Sometimes you know, but you just don't care.
But no matter what, you feel lost. No words really hit home. At a time like that, I heard this...
"I know you feel lost right now. But don't worry, nothing is ever lost nor can be lost.
The body, sluggish, aged, cold; the embers left from earlier fires shall duly flame again..."
This brought me so much comfort when I needed it.
Then you think about the person who wounded you and think how desolate that you are, never thinking about the many people that you've inflicted the same hurt on in your own way. -Sobering to be the victim and the purportrator all at the same time.

I love this last quote, an seeing that it is the end of summer, I thought it only too fitting...

"Summer romances end for all kinds of reasons. But when all is said and done, they have one thing in common.
They are shooting stars--A spectacular moment of light from the Heavens; a fleeting glimpse of eternity.
And in a flash, they are gone..."

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for reminding me why that is one of my all time favorite movies...thinking i may have to settle in for a viewing of it this weekend ;)



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