Love is a disease of heart and no one can completely recover from it.
Before reading this book, I believed that nobody can elaborate even a little truth about love. However, the author showes us that love dose happen when you thought you already lost it forever.
Memories you try to remember again and again on the deep night, her smiling face becomes more and more clear in your head. Spend the whole life time waiting for that beauty, who knows whether it’s worth or not. But in this lover’s heart, he never mind.
Like a camellia flower opening in his heart, quietly and softly, however, strongly enough to withstand the ruthless time.
In this world, the hardest thing is trying to remember somebody forever, as well as forget somebody forever. Only when standing before our graves, we know that’s not as hard as we imagined. The easiest way is just following our hearts. For the first time we will know that something stronger than time on this blue planet. As we constantly pray, after such a long long time, love is the only thing never changes.
Florentino Ariza tells you never give up even older than seventy years old and never give up even your grave is waiting for you. Fifty years for him maybe just one second, for his heart even shorter than a wink. He spends his whole life time to show a perfect smile to her, they both know how hard it is being a perfect lover. But you know what, when every time you thought about her still feel like the first time you saw her, you are already the perfect.
There are two kinds of person, love is only a second for the first and a life time for the second. Sometimes it’s difficult to distinguish, because some times a life time even shorter than a second. Whatever, if something touches your heart, that’s it.
Except love, another topic in this masterpiece is death. Maybe death is the only reason pushes us catch love as firmly as we can, even most of time we know it’s fruitless. When realizes one day he will lost her forever, Florentino Ariza knows that there is no more reason for wasting another second. The way Gabriel Garcia Marquez used to draw the death and old let me feel that this scenario is happening before my eyes. It’s too real to be ignored. All of us know that, we need to face it in the near future.
The author also mentions other kinds of love in his book. They are different at first glance, but they are same in one particular way, they are life. Most of us never have the chance to be Florentino Ariza, or we are not intend to be him since it hurts too much. People find each other and love each other use the same way in this book. We insist, we give up, we change lovers and we are changed, that’s us. That’s how the life, death and love change us.
In truth, most of time, we try to catch love like catch the wind, every day and every night.