Saturday, May 15, 2010

"Wouldn't it be lovely if we were old? We'd have survived all this."


one of my favorite love stories is the classic "The Way We Were." This film never fails to make my heart ache. I cry every single time Katie calls Hubblle in tears, begging him to come over.

If you've ever desperately loved someone, you want them to be the one to make it all better, even if they're the one that hurt you. You let them see you weak because they are your weakness. She says on the phone that she needed someone to talk to and it would be fine if she had a best friend, only he was her best friend.

i remember when my epic relationship failed, what hurt the most was losing my best friend. Even reading this post about my Hubbell... more than a year later & in such a better place in my life... it still makes me cry for how alone i felt in that moment. That aching realization of the weight of what is lost.



i am a Katie girl.

Complicated... often times too much and when i love, "i'm deaf, dumb, and blind."

i believe that sometimes two people can love each other so much and it still not work out, no matter how hard you try.


Katie Morosky Gardner: You'll never find anyone as good for you as I am, to believe in you as much as I do or to love you as much.
Hubbell Gardner: I know that.
Katie Morosky Gardner: Well then why?
Hubbell Gardner: Do you think if I come back its going to be okay by magic? What's going to change? What's going to be different? We'll both be wrong, we'll both lose.
Katie Morosky Gardner: Couldn't we both win?

26 comments:

Elizabeth said...

It's such a tragic movie- I love it!

Claire Kiefer said...

Ohhhh, my heart pangs reading this! And of course, it reminds me of the SATC episode where Big and Natasha have their engagement party at the Plaza, and Carrie & the girls have cocktails nearby, and Carrie's like "I'm a Katie girl. Hello? C-c-c-curly!!" haha. And then she says to Big: "Your girl is lovely, Hubbell." OMG! Devastating. :(

Erin said...

Would you believe I've never seen it? Better get right on that!

There might be more mail headed your way...

xo

Farah said...

I love this post. with posts like these that I realise how similar that we both are. Love you Micaela! xoxo

heartshapedbruise. said...

I'm rather ashamed to say I've never seen this film - I really should watch it.. one day!

However, the song was played at the funeral service of someone I loved very much, & it's just so .. perfect. Brings me to tears every single time.
So if the song reflects the film in any way, I'm sure to love it (yet also be in floods of tears throughout!)

www.heart-shaped-bruise.blogspot.com

Fallon said...

You know I have never seen this. I mean to but just haven't! I'll have to try a little harder :)

Meghan said...

I've never seen the movie, but now I am dying to. And I do agree with you - I think you can love someone so much but sometimes it's just not enough...

Faiza said...

i can't believe i've never seen this movie...will definitely check it out.

Marisa said...

One fo the best love stories, ever.


"If you've ever desperately loved someone, you want them to be the one to make it all better, even if they're the one that hurt you. You let them see you weak because they are your weakness. "

so beautifully said ... so true!

i remember reading that post of yours... it moved me as you often do. love you xoxo

Raquel said...

"If you've ever desperately loved someone, you want them to be the one to make it all better, even if they're the one that hurt you. You let them see you weak because they are your weakness. She says on the phone that she needed someone to talk to and it would be fine if she had a best friend, only he was her best friend."

Oh, you killed me with that! I've never seen the movie and now I'm scared to. I'm not a cryer and I think this movie will change that.

Geisslein said...

*sigh*....this movie is one of my favorites...and you know, I love Barbra Streisand and I love Robert Redford...Great post! wish you a great start in the new week! hugs from me.

Sarah C said...

i'm with all the gals who haven't seen this yet! it's gong to the top of my to-watch list!

April said...

This is one of my favorite movies, ever. I watch it whenever I'm feeling sad and just cry my heart out. Oddly, it makes me feel better.

Cynthia said...

i haven't seen this yet but it's been on my to watch list ever since the SATC reference in season 2

hope you had a great weekend the weather was perfect in our litte state :)

lindsey said...

i am katie, too! love, love, love this movie - can't watch it enough :)

Saltina said...

I have also never seen it. Not sure if I can. I think I'd rather stay ignorant (somewhat) to the idea that some loves just can't be.

Laura Loo said...

I've never seen this.... yet I'm SUCH a Streisand fan! I'm a musical theatre junkie so she's an idol, but I haven't seen much of her non-singing things. Sounds tragic and amazing!

Anna said...

i put this in my queue last week and can't wait to receive it, and now even more so! i love this post, thank you micaela! xox

sharlyn emily said...

i'm a Katie girl too.. (you and i have been over this before). some things never change. but i'm glad we're both at the points (strangely, a year later for me as well) where we realize we've got to move on. there are better people out there. and you can't live your life crying every day.

greystrawberrys said...

Your posts are always so heartfelt - I'll check the film out! :)

xoxoxo

katy said...

Love you Micaela! I can so relate...I am deaf, dumb and blind right now. ;)

I keep telling myself if its meant to be it will happen...The hardest part is letting go. :)

tinypaperheart said...

love this one, too!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

I think I am the only person who hasn't seen this movie! I totally need to put it on my list!!

Erin said...

I've actually never seen this movie, but I am putting it on my Netflix immediately! There's something serenely real and heartbreaking about sad romances...and I always find watching them to be a little healing, even when I didn't realize that a small part of me still hurt about something, whatever it is.

Micaela said...

Claire, SATC-- that exact episode is why i went and HAD to watch this film. It's such a great episode... when she walks away from him and says, "and you never did..." when he said he doesn't "get it."


A MUST SEE lovies!!!

seriously seriously.

and when you do see it, come back and let me know what you think. You will LOVE it.

xoxo

Rachel Elizabeth said...

I've never seen this movie, just heard great things about it. Might have to check it out.

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