Written January 10, 2021:
I am not very fond of movies, but this is one of the few that I like. I am aware of the fact that it is fiction, but what girl would not want a guy who makes her fall in love with him every day? Typical of a romantic comedy feel good chick flick, they lived happily ever after. After watching it for the first time so many years ago, I felt sad about Lucy’s condition. I could not imagine living the same day over and over for a year [though thinking about it, this almost 10 months (and counting) lockdown makes it easier somehow]!
Now I wonder if maybe it would be nice if I could do that, too. Wake up in the morning with a clean slate. I suppose there are moments in our lives when we wish we could (even momentarily) forget about certain things. Wouldn’t it be nice to wake up in the morning without feeling lost, terrified of an uncertain future? Wouldn’t it be nice to wake up in the morning without wondering what could have been if only I was a little bit more fortunate and this virus did not kill my relationship? Wouldn’t it be nice to wake up in the morning without feeling robbed, resentful at the unfairness of life? Wouldn’t it be nice to wake up in the morning without wondering what could have been if only I did not give him a chance and never knew how it felt like to be so unbelievably happy and undergo excruciating heartache?
In the end, I think my biggest takeaway from the movie is that no matter how difficult and impossible it may seem, two people who are determined will really find a way to be together.
Update: I wake up in the morning feeling a little less lost and a little more excited about the future, a little more grateful instead of melancholic about my past, a little less resentful and somewhat coming to terms with the fact that maybe that person was sent my way to teach me a lesson and nothing more, and hopeful that someday soon I will find someone who will make me feel all the things he did and more.