I watched this movie on Channel 5 today. It was a good movie..the kind you would like as it has a good ending. Not like the previous movie/novel by the same author who wrote "A Walk to Remember". Somehow the story line of The Notebook reminds me of my past love..someone I used to loved and had to let him go in the end. Sid and I were going on for 2 years. My cousins saw him regularly and always thought I was going to marry him some day. Much to their dismay, I dumped Sid in the end.
Sid was a good man. He remained truthful to me till the end of our relationship. But he couldn't settle down. At 27 years old back then, Sid was still finding his path, in choosing the right career he wanted. At times, he would just 'runaway' to unwind and I couldn't find him. Then suddenly he would ring me from a faraway land and said he is there on a mission trip. I cannot live with someone like this. All I wanted from him was security and assurance that he will be here for me when I needed him the most. Most of the times, he would leave me standing alone. I am tired of waiting for him to settle down. So after 2 years, I finally let him go.
And it was the best decision I have made in my entire life. It was through this, I met Benny. Through a blind date my best friend, Susie has set me up with! I was hopelessly devoted to being single all my life after Sid. I told myself I won't get involved romantically with anyone again. But Susie thought otherwise. Susie and I have been friends since our secondary school days. We were also neigbhours. She saw how the breakup tore me inside out. Made me a miserable person.
Benny was my dream come true. Someone I wanted for a long long time. God found him for me. After such a long wait. And I believe that God wanted to teach me to treasure Benny. Knowing Sid and loving Sid was a lesson in love God had planned for me. That I will learn to treasure my life ahead with Benny.
Some years ago during an office party, we had too much to drink and my dear eccentric friend Robert Z ask if we have to live our lives all over again, who would we choose to love and to marry again. I said " I would choose my life again, being me for all I am now..and to find Benny sooner and marry him sooner too!" Without a doubt.
I found this on youtube..on The Notebook.
I loved this now..going to get the DVD and watch it again!