The Point of Return
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|Tue, 01-01-2013 - 11:26pm|
I'm watching "Unfaithful" and not that I've seen many affairs movies, but this one has to be one of the best to show how bad a turn one can take.
One part that really gets to me is when, after her husband finds out and has murdered her affair partner, even though it was ended, she's thinking back...on the time when she first ran into her affair partner...kinda literally because the wind blew her into him...to land right on him, as they both got knocked to the ground...knocking all the books out of his arm and scattering them all about. She skins her knee, and he invites her up to put a bandaid on it. Her point of no return...she accepts. And now...later...after all is said and done...she's thinking back, envisioning her point of return...how it could have gone...how it should have gone...saying 'no', hailing a taxi home, mouthing the words 'thank you' through the backseat window as the taxi pulls away.
I'm sure if you all think hard on it, you can pinpoint the exact moment when you 'chose' to see it all though...when you could have turned back before getting in any deeper...your point of return...and saved yourself the massive headache that brought you here.
My point of return was only one week...when I questioned him about this women who he initially lied about, but when questioned again said she was still in the picture. That could have been my moment of return...I coulda/shoulda said 'call me when you are available". Coulda/shoulda/woulda saved myself another five years of crazy. Hey that sounds familiar...did I just say that recently?
Anywho, if you'd like to share, that'd be great. Maybe it'll help someone else recognize that they are about to approach their point of no return...and make the better choice.