Dec 8, 2009

Lovely lines from the movie 'A Walk To Remember'

The beautiful lines that Landon reads out to ailing Jamie, from her mother's bible on "Love" goes like this:
Love is patient, Love is kind
Love is not jealous, It doesn't brag and it is not proud
Love is not rude, is not selfish, and does not become angry easily
Love does not remember wrongs done against it
Love is not happy with evil, but is happy with truth
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things
Most importantly, LOVE NEVER FAILS

I absolutely love these lines and I have watched this scene repeatedly to hear this narration, over and again. I wonder though how many of us, really live with this. Even, I don't think that I have ever practiced 'love like this' in real life but I have definitely experienced it and felt it, so closely that 'being absolutely in Love' has outgrown all my desires and dreams. I have read these lines, end number of times and I have always looked at the meanings, lying underneath. Every time I dig deep into this, I know just for once was there someone around me, who really made me believe in what Jamie's mother had to say about love. I knew of a love who was outwardly patient and inwardly kindest. It was never ever jealous of any thing about me or any one around me. It never had a curt expression on its lips, was barely ever proud, before me at least. Like, I had always been....the spontaneous and short tempered female that I am, I could get on its nerves and shake its peace, any moment, I was unconvinced. Yet, it was never rude, or ever angry on me. It always had himself to blame, to believe that somewhere, he might have gone wrong, or is not being able to deliver what i deserve. It had the endurance to bear all the truth, I had to tell and never gave me a reason to lie, on anything. It had the courage to forgive my wrong doings, more than once. It still had the strongest faith in me, the trust that was unshakeable, and the hope, that lived on. Most essentially, what it taught me was that 'LOVE NEVER FAILS' and if it did, it was never Love. The way it never failed in our case was the memorable lesson it taught me, that it will never fail...the impact always lived on and made me feel its need, it cropped in the desire to be loved so strongly that till date, nothing dares to beat it. Simply, it was the one that taught me 'What love is?' and 'How can I identify one?' It blessed me, in a moment and left a vacuum that none other would occupy, other than the real love.


  1. Love fails sometimes unfortunately. But it is always better to have loved and failed, versus be afraid of failure to start loving. I keep 1 liter jars of love at home. Everyday someone or other I see ends up getting one. It is amazing how happy an empty jar can make someone :-)

  2. I disagree to the fact that Love fails...It never does, unless it was something else misinterpeted for love... It always succeeds in a way or other, but I like wat you said... It really is amazing to see an empty jar of love .....when you have it shared :-)

    Moreover, people are never afraid of failures to be in love again...What scares is the failure of not knowing whether it really was love? or just an insane obsession? Btw, I like your style of writing...Do you have a blog, that I could read?

  3. Divine Intervention:April 6, 2010 at 2:06 PM

    Nice to see how you moulded your thoughts in words.. What is bothering you so much.. Did you love cheat on you.. seems like he betrayed and left you. Shame on him.. can you share here if not too personal