Monday, January 16, 2006

If Only...

I know, chick-flick movies are a definite NO NO to guys, well, except maybe when your girlfriend asked you to cuddle and watch that movie, there's no way out right?
…but sometimes, a good movie comes along that even a hard core guy will have a visual fixation on the screen. Not that the movie offers any breakthrough cinematography or presents an unparalleled performances by the actors but I salute the film because of its well structured storyline and the outcome I personally felt while streaming through.

What am I talking about?…the movie IF ONLY by Jennifer Love-Hewitt and Paul Nicholls. After his impetuous musician girlfriend, Samantha (Hewitt), dies in an accident shortly after they had a fight (and nearly broke up), a grief-stricken British businessman, Ian Wyndham (Nicholls), living in London gets a chance to relive the day all over again, in the hope of changing the events that led up to her getting killed...

The lines uttered were unquestionably original and the acting was done above mediocrity. What struck me most was it offers me glimpses of the “what if it happens to me” scenario. I kept on thinking the possible reaction I may have felt…the severe loss of losing someone you deeply loved…of being deprived of that chance to tell her how much your life would have no meaning if she was not there…of not understanding her importance and the life she brings out into your being…of the guilt feelings that surround you when you’ve discovered how much you took her for granted…and that realization that the last word that’s been said was goodbye.

If only we could turn the hands of time

If only we have known what will happen

If only we said what’s in our hearts

If only…

We must always be mindful that life revolves around great moments beautifully wrapped in simple packages; that what matters in this life is not what you have but who you have; that sometimes, those whom we think we can’t live without received the second best attention and priority.

The greatest tragedy in life is not to love...but it's an equal tragedy as well when we ignore or dismiss the presence and importance of those people whom we said we love or cared for.

Let it not be the last word to be uttered is goodbye.

Well, just thinking aloud…

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