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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Love Story

I read blogs of thousand bloggers (mostly females) who write so beautifully about love that I envy them. They are so lucky for having love in the life. I never write about love in this blog because I don't have one & have no clue about my love. For a change on this blog, A love story from my favorite movie, Cinema Paradiso...


A:--- Once upon a time, a king gave a feast. And there came the most beautiful princesses of the realm. Now, a soldier, who was standing guard, saw the king's daughter go by. She was the most beautiful one, and he immediately fell in love with her. But what could a poor soldier do when it came to the daughter of the king? Well, finally, one day, he managed to meet her, and he told her that he could no longer live without her. The princess was so impressed by his strong feelings that she said to the soldier: "If you can wait 100 days and 100 nights under my balcony, then at the end of it, I shall be yours." Damn! The soldier immediately went there and waited one day. And two days. And ten. And then twenty. And every evening, the princess looked out of her window, but he never moved. During rain, during wind, during snow, he was always there. The bird shat on his head, and the bees stung him, but he didn't budge. After ninety nights, he had become all dried up, all white, and the tears streamed from his eyes. He couldn't hold them back. He no longer had the strength to sleep. All that time, the princess watched him. And on the 99th night, the soldier stood up, took his chair, and went away.

T:---[later in the film, T gives A his interpretation] ...In one more night, the princess would have been his. But she also could not possibly have kept her promise. And it would have been terrible. He would have died. This way, however, at least for 99 days, he was living under the illusion that she was there, waiting for him.

Yayaver's Interpretation:---[Never asked but writing here] Soldier went away because he want to give the feeling of his pain & waiting forever to princess. The princess may or may not have accepted him but the reason of soldier leaving her on the 99th night would have haunted her whole life.

Now, its your chance to write your interpretation. Please put your words in the comments.

3 comments:

  1. I think, soldier did not left the princess on the 99th day because of possibility of not keeping the promise as made by princess. If he really loved princess, he should have courage and confidence to show his love. He made it for 99 days but for 1 day he became so timid and vulnerable that he left all his hope for his love. It seems a quite contradiction.

    According to me, during 99 day he was showing how much love he had for the princess. By leaving princess he proved that he loved her but did not want her (a spiritual sense). You love somebody and you want something, are two different thing. You love the gifts and you want the necessities.

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  2. The soldier returned after 99th day...becoz he realised that true love knows no conditions.He took 99 days to realise that princess love would not be unconditional as she imposed a condition at its very inception.
    Hence he inflicted an eternal blow on princess by renouncing her.

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  3. @Amit and Pallindrome. Sorry for replying so late.All of us predicted a simple love story in our own ways. I was much pleased by reading your diverse interpretation of a same story.Thanks for responding on my request.

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