Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Time is a very melodramatic thing...

Watching the stories "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" really touches my heart. I don’t know why, but to see how time plays with everybody's lives really giving me an impact. Everybody get older as time passes by, but I could not wonder how it must felt when it turns to the opposite.

Sometimes people hope to reverse time when they lost their loved ones. But time that had passed by never comes back. The same thing goes with Benjamin, who is born old. During his old "childhood", he had learnt to love, to think that how old people think. He learns to know and wonder about other people. He makes relationships, and the fact that he lives in an old-folks home really showed him the meaning of his life.

He learnt to mature first before childishness. I remembered one of the ladies tells to Benjamin when he said that he was feeling younger than anybody else by every day,

"Well, I felt very sorry to you. You’ll have to see everybody else died before you do."

It really touches my heart when she said that. There is no other pain more badly than losing the one we loved, and we must continue our lives without them. I'm felt sorry to Benjamin. He was getting younger, but all the peoples around him - His mama, the old lady that taught her the piano, even Daisy, his long true love are becoming older and one day, they will gone. It was so ironic.

But when the old lady saw his sad face, she gives him a good advice, "Benjamin, we meant to lose all the people that we loved. That’s how we know how important they are to us." That’s true, definitely. Every word she said really makes me wonder about time, living and death.

Time is really a melodramatic thing. Sometimes you hope that time reverses, and our loved one is spared from mortality. But even as it reversing as in Ben’s case, death is still inevitable. Lost ones will gone one day, and it can never be revived back. Sometimes when you live far enough, you will see everyone around you perish one by one, until in the end there is no one left beside you alone.
In the end, I felt sorry more to Daisy. From childhood, she keeps her feelings from Benjamin, thinking that it was not more than an immature thinking. As she grew older, Benjamin leaves her in searching for his new world beyond the Atlantic. Then Benjamin found his other love in Moscow, and sent a postcard that crashes Daisy's heart. When Daisy found a new life with other guy, her foot - as well as her dreams crush in an accident. Benjamin came back, but she drove him off.
But eventually Daisy come back to Benjamin when she recovered. They enjoyed a brief moment of happiness together. But Ben, feeling that one day he would eventually become a burden to Daisy as he got younger, left her for the second time. Daisy went on alone raising their daughter, Caroline and remarried to other man after a while to fill up the emptiness left by Benjamin to his daughter. And then they met again.
In the end, when she is the one whom take cares of Ben, even in his "childhood". Reading the same storybook that they've once read during Daisy's childhood - it’s all becomes so dramatic to me. It felt like time was repeating itself, but it never did. Benjamin died in the lap of daisy, in his baby form. I cannot even wonder how daisy might felt at that moment. But I guess she is a very strong woman inside.
This story is so touching, and yet it taught me a lot on how important it is to treasures every moment of our lives and all the people that I loved around me.
Time passed by can never be repeated again, but memories that comes along the way lives forever.

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