BATU, Indonesia. Photo by Jes Aznar

Monday, January 7, 2008

Can there only be one The One?

Over ice-cold juice one afternoon, in the dimly-lit Mogwai studio, filmmaker L.D. and I discussed relationships and the constant struggle to maintain one.

With more than 40 years of experience backing him up, L. argues that love and happiness are nothing but concepts. Just a state of mind. Ultimately, in the end, L. insists, we are all just alone in this world. We do not own anybody's heart or soul. Finally, he says, there can never be just one The One.

Reality bites. L. has a point. His advice: Fall in love and give your all before it's too late.

Now if only loving is as easy as watching a good movie.