the time traveler’s wife

“The hardest lesson is Clare’s solitude. Sometimes I come home and Clare seems kind of irritated; I’ve interrupted some train of thought, broken into the dreary silence of her day. Sometimes I see an expression on Clare’s face that is like a closed door. She has gone inside the room of her mind and is sitting there knitting or something. I’ve discovered that Clare likes to be alone. But when I return from time traveling she is always relieved to see me.”
— Audrey Niffenegger (The Time Traveler’s Wife)

the movie was nice but not as beautiful as the book. i think it failed to capture many of the intense emotions the book managed to describe – especially the moments at the meadow as it was too brief. i would watch it again though just because it was a nice adaptation of my favourite book. i do wish the ending was like the book – that would be truly heartaching.

rachel mcadams is a delight – she has come a long way since “mean girls”.

a friend went to watch the movie and told me clare’s character reminded him of me – the way we love so unconditionally and the way the character pronounced certain phrases. i found that kind of amusing especially when i have always felt like i am clare since i read the book.

“I’m afraid of losing you.”
Clare smiles. “How could you lose me? I’m not going anywhere.”
“I worry that you will get tired of putting up with my undependableness and you will leave me.”
“But I never want to leave you.”
Clare puts her sketchbook aside. I sit up. “I won’t ever leave you,” she says. “Even though you’re always leaving me.”
“But I never want to leave you.”
— Audrey Niffenegger (The Time Traveler’s Wife)

i’ve always thought being left behind was worse then leaving. someone made me realised that leaving can be just as painful, especially when there is no other way but leaving itself.

perhaps.

ps: it was great catching up with you, nurul. 🙂 you’re still the little girl i dote on…haha.

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5 comments

  1. Tomato Gal

    Yah! must tell me when u and nurul + syaiful?? are going to watch new moon! cant wait for it to be screened in the cinema. but…… i must make sure i finish “breaking dawn”… hahaha long over dueeeeeeeeeee… me sux at reading story books… hahahah.. 😛

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