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——————————————— Thoughts by Hazy : Love Rain Ep 16 ——————————————-
The one thing that struck me in ep 16, was this question by Seo Joon:
Seo Joon: “What the hell is LOVE?” (32:05)
And I tried to unravel the mystery of LOVE through this episode….
1) Love is putting others’ (the person you love) happiness before yours
InHa: He did that for Dongwook (and group of friends) when they were young, so as not to hurt the friendship amongst the 6 of them (YoonHee says at 5:52 “you are a man who can’t let your people down…even back then you did the same for Dong Wook”); and again as a father, he placed his son’s happiness before his own’s, when he said 34:57 “how could I…… let you go through what I went through?”
[Personally, I feel that by divorcing Hye Jung, it is his way of releasing her so she can pursue her own life and happiness, as opposed to being weighed down by the unhappy marriage]
Hana: She broke down and released her “fear” to Joon at 2:22. Personally, I feel the fear is not that of self-pity or anxiety for her well-being, but rather being fearful of herself (2:06), of how she (and her love for Joon) will hurt the people around her (including Joon himself 2:30 “When I see you in pain, I’m in pain too”). At 15:17 Tae Sung was reprimanding her for thinking of her mom’s and Joon’s happiness but totally ignoring her own’s……..in response to that, she said 15:21 “By taking care of my mom and Seo Joon……I am taking care of myself”
Seo Joon: After being “rejected” by HaNa at the White garden, he came to InHa’s house, drunk and mentioned 31: 51 “I gave up because of her….because HaNa wanted it”. He was so in love with HaNa that 30:11 “whenever I see you, I don’t even know what to do” and he was even prepared to run away with her, yet he was prepared to give up, because of her, because HaNa was not prepared to sacrifice her mom’s happiness for her own.
YoonHee: When Joon questioned if it was his dad who brought up the suggestion of cancelling the wedding, she replied 48:40 “it’s not just that.….” While we know that she loved InHa so much to fully trust and respect his decision to cancel the wedding given he “could not forsake his son” (5:05), yet what was truly troubling her was her medical condition where she may become blind in half to a year’s time. She does not want to be a burden to InHa (similar to what she did when they were young, where she chose to leave without saying goodbye), hence she said 53:18 “even if it’s not a marriage, a life of staying together as a friend….can be better and comfortable sometimes”
“Like the lovers underneath the small umbrellas on the streets
I want to hold your hand and walk to anywhere
It’s okay if my whole body is drenched”
~~English translation of Love Rain OST track number 4사랑은 비처럼“Love is like Rain”
2) Love is like rain
Rain is something beyond our control (artificial rain aside 🙂 ), mirroring the situation that InHa-YoonHee and SeoJun-HaNa is experiencing. However hard they tried to deceive themselves and avoid confronting their feelings towards the one they love (trying to “stop the rain”), yet, deep in their heart, they know, they are uncontrollably in love with each other.
YoonHee: despite telling InHa she was fine when he mentioned to her the decision to cancel the wedding, she was actually hurting, and we could see that when she was sobbing alone in her house (8:30), to the extent that she actually fell sick thereafter
InHa : speaking to ChangMo when he was drunk, after telling YoonHee the decision to cancel the wedding, he said 11:22 “And I really didn’t want to give up……… I don’t want to give up”
Seo Joon: telling HaNa in White garden 30:08 “do you think we will be able to breakup? whenever I see you, I don’t even know what to do ….. Let’s run away or something”
HaNa: in response to Seo Joon’s text message saying that he missed her, said 44:45 “I miss you too…” Towards the end of the episode, HaNa was avoiding Joon’s phone calls, and when confronted face to face by Joon, she replied “I want to be with you”
[Rain fall -> Falling in Love]
We can choose to get upset with rain for spoiling our plans or schedules, or enjoy the cool weather watching the rain drops pitter patters on our windows, just like how our heart goes pitter patters when we fall in love.
We can choose to hide at home to avoid the rain, or share an umbrella walking in the rain to enjoy the pitter patters on the umbrella – it doesn’t even matter if we get drenched (hurt) in the process, it is the process (or memories mentioned by YoonHee in 52:15) which is precious (mentioned by InHa in 32:38)
And one thing for sure (can we be sure for Love Rain??)…..we know that it is always SUNSHINE after rain ….and that’s how ep 16 ended, with HaNa verbalizing her true feelings to Joon “I want to be with you”, both hugged, and Joon held her hand and started running. To me that symbolizes them advancing towards the next phase of their relationship…..and do you think it was coincidental that HaNa was wearing YELLOW then? 🙂