Expectations v/s Reality

Sometime back I saw the movie “500 Days Of Summer” and one of the scenes that still lingers in my memory for its so touching portrayal was the Expectation v/s Reality scene, where our protagonist Tom Hansen goes to meet his ex Summer Finn with a baggage of expectations and comes back beneath a truck load of harsh reality. The video link is posted below.

The song in the background goes ‘ It’s alright, it’s alright, it’s alright…. No one’s got it all’ looks so appropriate. Our expectations never get fulfilled to its fullest and we end up wanting far more than what we get. I am sure most of us can relate to it at times.

So I would like to leave you with this sublime scene from a very different movie which even has a tag-line ‘This is NOT a love story’. How in the war of his perceived reality and the actual reality, Tom gets disheartened and walks on the solitary road which looks so picturesque.

Enjoy the scene šŸ™‚

(image courtesy: Google)

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