Skip to main content

Letters to Juliet.




Love. This one word around which everything in life revolves. Does it really exist, I wonder, but guess it's time I let go of my attitude of a wanna-be realist and accept the fact that Love is all around us. I agree everything is very practical today, and the relationships of our generation are getting fragile every minute. One side, we shout from the top of the mountain that we are in love, and the next second, we are with someone else. Loyalty, commitment, kindness, are all just words used by people who are alone, those who are waiting and waiting. Whereas the more practical ones are having their fun, moving from people to people, enjoying life but still, they too are seeking it even if they don't agree.

Last night, I saw the movie, Letters to Juliet. It revolves around the simple concept of love. Clair, an aspiring writer goes for a pre honeymoon trip with her self involved fiance to a small town in Italy. While her fiance is off doing his own thing, Clair finds a small lane where women come and stick letters on a wall talking about love, loss and broken hearts. The letters are then collected by four women who are the secretaries of Juliet, and they reply back to these women. This happens everyday. They gave their life to answering these women, instilling faith in love and fulfilling their purpose in life. Clair befriends them, and while helping them out she comes upon a letter hidden in the rocks by a woman, 50 years back. The woman had come to Italy from London, fallen in love with a man named Lorenzo, and within few days both had decided to get married. But the day they were to run away and marry, she fled since she wasn't brave enough to follow her heart and feared her parent's approval of Lorenzo. Clair writes back to the woman, who then turns up with her grandson in Italy to give love another chance, find her Lorenzo and apologize. The movie then moves around the journey of finding Lorenzo and sheds light on the emotions of love.


A great movie to watch, hence I am not writing what happens in it. The movie made me ponder over the depth behind love. Is it possible to be in love after 50 years? Does love really have an expiry date? Can love happen in a moment of few seconds or it takes years and what people say these days that one has to "know" the person? And if we really fall in love, will we today do whatever it takes to keep it alive?

I don't know much about love, but all I know now is that it's everywhere, and those who are lucky to have it, don't let go of it. Love is also entwined with destiny though many may not agree. If your meant to end up with someone, even if that person is miles away from you, they will find a way back to you when the time has come. So here's to love.
Peace.

Comments

  1. Nicely put. :) Makes me want to watch this film. How have you been Tanvi?

    ReplyDelete
  2. thanks!! ive been good...hope ur doing well too :))

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Of Modi's and mints...

"Get cash" said my Beautician.

From where, the sky? I retorted angrily. 

Cash has become a huge problem right now. Modi's move is great but it has affected the common man's life very badly. Can you believe it, tomorrow I have an appointment with my beautician and for a meagre amount I have to shell out a cheque since I do not have any cash on me right now. 

I want to go to Pune to visit my Grand Mom and sadly I have no money to pay for the taxi. I doubt that particular fellow whom we contact takes any card payment. So basically we all are stuck. 

Moving on to other issues that I go through...

K has downloaded an app called "In shorts" or something like that in my phone. I am suppose to compulsorily read and study it. Why? K feels I have no idea what is happening in the world and I should know the basics. 

To be honest, he is right. I really don't have that much knowledge about the current happenings plus I truly do not care about "news", what is hap…

Some "Arty" talk while he does Origami....

I have been trying to find time to write a post about my travels but it has been impossible to do that. They say you "got to make time", but sometimes there just isn't any time for anything! I sometimes wonder, where the hell are these precious minutes going?

It's a lazy Tuesday today and a full house. After a very elaborate lunch of chole and vadas, cake and custard along with some paan. K has slept off and I am feeling sleepy just looking at him. But no! I am going to write and then do some art.

Thankfully I have gotten a good number of commissions since I have come back. I have two more to do, which I shall start today. I finally got around to re-create an Islamic pattern few days back. I was so happy while making it but really devastated with the way it turned out. It took me ages just to construct the grid and then I colored them up using pens. Not very happy with the look and finish of the design. Realised I have a long way to go. I need much more practise. Actua…

To the 2016 that was and a 2017 that will be...

Happy New Year Peeps! *sneezes hard*

I just returned from a fabulous seven day holiday and now I am feeling the, to quote my friend R - "Holiday withdrawal symptoms". 
So for me the symptoms are mild melancholy and a viral infection. 
The year 2016 has just gone by too fast. Like literally too fast. It was a year of love, family, travel, art along with loss, hurt and pain. It was a bittersweet year for me. During Gudi Padwa which is a Maharashtrian New Year, there is a famous tradition that we follow. We never did that, well since we have never been a traditional family. Father and Mother have been free birds always and their need for flying free has rubbed on to us. The tradition was to eat a mixture of neem leaves and jaggery. Of course I am sure it must have tasted disgusting but it had a symbolic reference to it. It meant that life would always be a mixture of bitterness and sweetness. We have to hope for the sweet but also accept and appreciate the bitter. We have to accep…