February 16th, 2007
|05:53 pm - I'm looking at you through the glass, don't know how much time has passed, it feels like forever.|
He [Gatsby] wanted nothing less of Daisy than that she should go to Tom and say: "I never loved you." After she had obliterated three years with that sentence they could decide upon the more practical measures to be taken. One of them was that, after she was free, they were to go back to Louisville and be married from her house - just as if it were five years ago.
"And she doesn't understand," he said desparingly. "She used to be able to understand. We'd sit for hours ---"
He broke off and began to walk up and down a desolate path of fruit rings and discarded favors and crushed flowers.
"I wouldn't ask too much of her," I ventured. "You can't repeat the past."
"Can't repeat the past?" he cried incredulously. "Why of course you can!"
He looked around him wildly, as if the past were lurking here in the shadow of his house, just out of reach of his hand.
"I'm going to fix everything just the way it was before," he said, nodding, determinedly. "She'll see."
- The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
What happens when your life has already been written in a novel? Or maybe it's just that every one, even to this day, hangs on to the past for far too long. Well, it has since been a year, and I'm letting go of you. Please stop hanging on to what is not there. Goodbye.
Current Music: Through the Glass by Stone Sour
|Date:||February 17th, 2007 03:36 am (UTC)|| |
I'm loving it too, I'm about halfway through. It's a good one :)
|Date:||February 17th, 2007 09:42 pm (UTC)|| |
Me too :)!
great gatsby is a really good book. as far as not being able to let go of someone, you'll see when you read the book that bad things result from not being able to let go of the past, and not realizing that the person u cant get out of your head for all these years isnt even worthy of the ground you walk on. best thing to do is to stop thinking about that person and getting urself upset, that person really is not worth it. i know, i've been there before. if u are able to actually move on, you'll realize that there are much better people who understand u much better, and care more, and are just better for you than the one u cant forget. it's not worth the pain. it really isn't. and yeah i kno, easier said than done, but take it from me, you'll be better off if u can stop living in the past. i'm not saying to forget it because u should always be grateful for the experiences that you've had, but don't live in the past. if u live in the past, all that time of ur life that u spent not being able to let go, you could be doing much better stuff. you will find that the time spent feeling sorry for yourself was wasted when it could have been put to something you could actually look back on and smile about. if u truly wanna be happy, don't be like gatsby. move on. it's the only way
|Date:||February 20th, 2007 05:08 am (UTC)|| |
Ahh, thanks for the advice, but it's not ME that's not hanging onto the past. I've long since let go, it's one of my exboyfriends who is not doing the same. Thank you though! :)
wow i left a long comment. and i'm sorry if that came off as sounding like a personal attack or anything, it's not. just trying to give u advice. lol