We both have to deal with every-now-and-then good byes.
Only time traveling was a bit more magical.
At the beginning of their marriage, all I could think about was WOW, how brave and very understandable the Time Traveler's wife really was. Her husband would disappear and be unavailable to the most important events in their couple's lives. But as every women would feel, the absence of our true love would eventually go against our emotional needs.
Being a time traveler's wife nor a simple traveler's wife is a very difficult situation to be in.
(unless of course he takes you with him =))
We feel the utmost excitement when we see each other again, but then we always face ourselves with the same pain whenever we say our goodbyes. Sometimes, I feel that while I am in a Long Distance Relationship, I'd rather not see my boyfriend in between. Because I know that when we see each other anytime soon, we would have to say our goodbyes all over again.
But if I were a time traveler... I would travel back to those times when we were in Manila and we would see each other every single day. If I were a time traveler, I would travel to the future where we finally get to be together. A future where this long distance love affair is over.
In the movie, the time traveler had a gift. But with his gift, he also had to face tough consequences of knowing what his future is destined for him. Death. I know every one of us will eventually end to that point in our lives. But knowing or even having a thought of when & how you die is freaky, right? Especially when you know it IS going to happen. If you knew, would you try to make things different? Would you try to navigate events and hope that you had change the end result? To try and save yourself from dying?
From what I think, I believe that it has all been written for us.
Even though, when we have tampered with a certain situation.... I think that the course of nature will re-route itself but we will still end up with the same result. As like in a GPS, even if you make a wrong turn.. it will automatically make a new route but the same destination.
Don't you wish you could time travel? I know everyone of us would want to go back to a certain point in our past to relieve the memories again or even yearn to go back to our past in attempt to change something we wish that hadn't happened.
As for me... I don't have anything I could think about that I could change in my past.
(Aside from probably saving more and spending less)
Probably because whatever happened in the past that was not in my favor, new things have come back in return which gave reason for things that have happened.
Everything has a reason.
That's usually my compensation.
Whether I find the reason an hour later, or a week after. Or even after months and years.
I always give myself a pat at the back, console myself and tell her
"Hey girl, it will be alright. Everything happens for a reason."