Friday, November 27, 2015

i'd fall in love with that hippie

"When I think of why I make pictures, the only reason that I can come up with just seems that I’ve been making my way here. It seems right now that all I’ve ever done in my life has been making my way here to you." 
Robert Kincaid, The Bridges of Madison County

i just saw the musical today and i was pleasantly surprised.  before i watch a musical, i usually do some initial research about the story or the cast.  i didn't even get to see the film nor read the book. i didn't want other people's opinion get to me and affect how i saw it.  i just know that the movie starred Meryl Streep and that co-star Clint Eastwood directed it.  this production would feature Mig Ayesa and Joanna Ampil.

Mig Ayesa gained popularity in the Philippines a few years back when he placed third in the reality show Rockstar:  INXS and because he was half-Filipino. his co-star Joanna Ampil played Kim in the London and Sydney productions of Miss Saigon.  theirs is a powerful combination, along with the wonderful story and the great ensemble cast.

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the story proves to us that life is all about choices.  that love is too powerful to be measured.  oftentimes it is not about the length of time people know each other, but by how deep their connection is, and how they've grown with each other at the time they are given. Francesca and Robert only had four days, but their bond was stronger than time itself. they knew what would have happened had they been selfish but apart kept them sane and their love everlasting.  again, our choices define us.

if this movie, or the musical,  has taught me anything, apart from following your heart, it's that whenever you feel that you have to tell yourself, or reassure the other person that you are not doing anything wrong, it's highly probable that you will be, if you are not already, doing something wrong.

but then, love is never wrong.