“If you lose them, keep on moving and hope for the best”.
“The waiting is the hard part. Your mind wanders…”
Wong Kar Wai’s films are melancholic and yet it gives the viewers some sliver of hope. Hope in the fact that you’re not alone when it comes to dealing with loss of any sort. And just as Sade’s songs are good for those rainy I’m-feeling-sorry-for-myself days, so are WKW and Wes Anderson’s short movies. They may be short but there are subtle nuances that you catch on to. Not much may be said nor needs to be said but the actions tell so much more of the story that goes on behind the scenes. Silence in itself is a form of communication. Sometimes we’ve said all there is needed to be said and all we can do is be and what we want to say or feel, no words can express. This is when less is more. It allows each person to interpret it in their own way depending on what they’ve been through but the message is clear. If you’re not willing to find out what lies ahead at the end of the road, maybe you shouldn’t be on it in the first place. And for most I guess that’s the hard part. The not knowing of what lies ahead. Sure we all can deal with change and act impulsively and on a whim now and then but on a more fundamental level, not knowing whether your trust will be restored or whether you’ll find the one or even whether you’re sure it actually is the one often puts most people on edge. But more often than not, we all think at the point of despair that this is the pits. That there’s no way of getting back on top but eventually we do but it is hard work and it is a conscious choice. It’s a decision to let go and see what’s ahead instead of constantly looking back. The trick is to keep on moving and hope for the best.