Wednesday, 10 September 2008
Love in the Time of Cholera
How long would you wait for love?
Javier Bardem played the role of the lover Florentino Ariza, who in his youth laid eyes on Fermina and fell in love with her instantly, and kept on loving her for 52 years. I really shed tears when the movie came to its end, I enjoyed every bit of it, Javier was amazing! He performed Florentino perfectly. I still have the gap of how Fermina backed up on him, what made her think so little of a great feeling, of the first love!? I thought she would fight for him.
thoughts I hade right after finishing it:
+ Love has no age, its timeless, it is us who bare it in our loins or abandon it, the few faithful to love do exist, in this movie they did.
+ I recalled a phrase I once read in an e-mail where a father advices his son to marry the one he can talk to, because with time as they get older, it will be the only activity they will do and enjoy.
+ You don't have to be perfect to be loved, you just have to be loved by who wants you with all the flaws in you and beleives you are perfect in his/ her eyes.
+ Age is the number reflecting how many years we lived in this world, not by any way reflecting how old we are, nor how old our hearts are.
A quote from Florentino Ariza: Please allow me to wipe the slate clean. Age has no reality except in the physical world. The essence of a human being is resistant to the passage of time. Our inner lives are eternal, which is to say that our spirits remain as youthful and vigorous as when we were in full bloom
I simply loved the movie! definetly added to my favorite movies list!!