Sunday, May 10, 2009


I just saw Titanic. One of the most classic movies I've seen. It's a movie that depresses, no doubt, and even more due to the overwhelming happiness hitherto. It's a movie that touches me. And the element of truth, its makes the emotions felt more real.

Destiny. Fate. Love.Jealousy.Possessiveness. Freedom.Change. Life. Death. Luck. Faith. Hope.Innocence. Purity. Loyalty. I saw them. I felt them. I lived them through the movie. Right from the time they showed the remains of the Titanic. The incident put a full stop to so many lives. Dreams were left unfulfilled. The hundreds who resigned to their fate, and stared death in the face sent a chill through my spine.

The Titanic reminds me of a swan. Calm and unruffled above the surface, paddling furiously underneath. So many hands went into getting the ship to sail. The way they've shot it is simply brilliant.

It also reminds me of 'Who moved my cheese?'. A book which tells you that change is constant, and adapting to it is the only way to survive. So many people who didn't know to swim would have faced their fear. And probably, survived, due to the basic human instinct to come up to the surface. The cold in the middle of the Atlantic, it must've been freezing. How the survivors braved the cold is simply unimaginable.

I am just bowled over by the Jack-Rose love story. Its simply amazing. The innocence, the purity, the sincerity, the trust.. I can go on and on. I believe in fate, to the extent that we are destined to meet certain people, and it happens no matter what.

The movie has really touched me. It has so many angles. So many morals. Prepare for the worst. Pride comes before a fall.

And the biggest moral : Live life in the moment. We don't know how many days we have left. Should make the most of the present. None of those 2000+ people would have dreamt that the maiden voyage of the great Titanic would be its last, and theirs too. We are all sailing in some ship, figuratively, and we don't know whether it will dock where it should. But we believe, and carry on. Hope takes us through. Faith keeps us going.

There's another school of thought on why the Titanic sank. Some other time, that. The movie's brilliant.

P.S. I'm watching the movie for the second time after 1997. I got a LOT more from it now, than I did then, as you can see. :)

Friday, May 1, 2009

The Small things

I am constantly amazed by the things in life that we are most attached to. They're not materialistic, though they're important too, but reassurances, small little tiny reassurances that keep us going.

This reminds me of something I once read :

Piglet sidled up behind Pooh.
"Pooh",he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing", said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw. "I just wanted to be sure of you."

:) It always brings a smile on my face.

We need to feel like we belong. That we matter to the people who matter to us.

In life, the small things are the big things.

But then, everyone has their signature way of doing things. Of expressing their love, gratitude, affection.

"Just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have".