A Love Story of Titanic Proportions

 
“Though they sink through the sea they shall rise again. Though lovers be lost love shall not; and death shall have no dominion”
— Dylan Thomas
 
 

Titanic is one of my favorite love stories. I have watched it countless times, the last being when the 3D version came out. There is something really endearing about the main protagonists in the film and how they struggle to find love and happiness against all odds on board the 'ship of dreams'.

Just like the biggest ship in the world was deemed unsinkable, Jack and Rose were deemed star-crossed lovers who could never be together. Despite life’s uncertainty, the futures unknowability, and the unthinkable happening, they dared to chance everything for what they really wanted.

My fascination with the movie and Titanic’s history led me to its artifacts exhibition. I bought a replica of the 'Heart of the Ocean’ there, intending to give it to someone I was involved with at the time. It never made it to that person as I met someone else soon after leaving the exhibition and gave it to them instead.