One Day – David Nicholls
If unrequited love is one of the saddest feelings we can ever experience, then imagine how much of a tragedy it is when both feel that their love for the other may not be felt as strongly in return, and the risk of losing everything if you reveal your feelings is too great a risk. David Nicholls provides a very enthralling approach to this scenario by visiting Dex and Emma over a period of 20 years but always on the 15th July.
“What are days for? Days are where we live.
They come, they wake us, time and time over
They are to be happy in: where can we live but days.”
How is it that we can say something for emotional protection that dictates so much in relationships. If only we could go back and remove or change what was said. How confusing is a relationship when behaviour and feelings are at war with our words. David Nicholls weaves this love story through these concepts in a delightful and teasing way. Will they, won’t they.
This is a very touching love story that perhaps releases that whispering in our minds on past decisions we made or the clarity in looking at something from a distance. What if?