Message In The Bottle

message-in-the-bottle1Beberapa minggu yang lalu sebuah pesan masuk ke inbox email Tati..  Isinya…

Hi , Sondha

Nama saya Nilton, saya seorang Dokter asal Timor Leste yg sekarang sedang mengambil program spesialis bedah di Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Saya  penggemar berat khalil gibran, Nicholas spark, dan masih banyak lagi namun terutama kedua tokoh ini.

Ketika sedang mencari info tentang film message in a bottle ( saya pernah punya koleksi lengkap mulai dari DVD, CD dan bukunya baik dlm bhs inggris maupun indonesia, tapi sayangya semua tetinggal di  Timor Leste), saya menemukan profile dan email addrs. anda di internet dan saya senang karena kita punya kesamaan dalam kekaguman terhadap karya seni dari Nicholas Spark.

Saya mo minta tolong nich, boleh nggak kirimin saya isi dari surat2 Garret Blake yang ada dlm botol itu dan juga surat terakhir dari Cathrine yg kemudian ditemukan oleh Blake di rumah Theressa…

I would realy appreciate if u can help me sending those letters or at least Cathrine’s last letter, coz i’ve tried to look for it here in Kuala lumpur but its so hard to find it.


Kayaknya teman kita ini membaca tulisan Tati yang ini kali yaa…
Tati mencoba mencari buku Message in The Bottle di Gramedia, but there’s no stock anymore.  Lalu Tati mencoba meminjam kembali DVD Message in The Bottle ke Venny, teman Tati di kantor yang lama..  Dapat siyy, tapi kesibukan dan kemudian kondisi kesehatan membuat Tati gak sempat-sempat buat nonton kembali film ini dan mengamati secara detail isi surat2 yang ditemukan di dalam botol2 yang dihanyutkan ke laut…  Baru tadi malam sempat dilakukan..
So, Nilton, here the messages…  I hope they can make you happy…

The 1st Message  in the Bottle  that found by Theressa on the shore

Dear Catherine

I’m sorry I haven’talked to you in so long
I feel I’ve been lost, no bearings, no compass.
I kept crashing into things, a little crazy I guess
I’ve never been lost before
You are my true north
I could always steer for home when you are my home

Forgive me for being so angry when you left
I still think some mistake’s been made
An I’m waiting for God to take it back

But I’m doing better now
The work helps me
Most of all you help me

You came into my dream last night with that smile..
That always held me like a lover
Rocked me like a child
All I remember from the dream is a feeling of peace
I woke up with that feeling, and tried to keep it alive as long as I could

I’m writing to tell you that I’m on a journey toward that peace.
And to tell you I’m sorry about so many things.
I’m sorry I didn’t take better care of you
So that you never spent one minute being cold or scared or sick.
I’m sorry I didn’t try harder to find the words to tell you what I was feeling.
I’m sorry I never fixed the screen door. I fixed it now.
I’m sorry I ever fought with you.
I’m sorry I didn’t apologize more.
I was too proud.
I’m sorry I didn’t bring you more compliments on everything you wore and every way you fixed your hair.
I’m sorry I didn’t hold on to you with so much strength that even God couldn’t pull you away.
All my love, G.


The 2nd  Message in the Bottle.  Sent by someone to Theressa after  publication of the 1st message

Dear Catherine

There isn’t an hour of my life without you in it.
I mend the boats, test them, and all the while the memories come in like the tide.
I was thinking the day of when we were young, and you left our world for a bigger world.
I was a lot more scared then I would admit.

I fought my fear by telling myself you’d come back someday..
And trying to think of the first thing I’d say to you when I saw you again.
I must have tried out 100 possibilities.
What did I finally say?
Not much.
My mouth wouldn’t work, except to kiss you.
And when you say, “I’m here to stay”, that said it all.
Well I’m doing it again.
I keep imagining what I’d say to you if somehow you came back.

The 2 messages were made by Garrets.  But Theressa has another message that sent to her after the publication.  She thought it also made by Garrets.  But after Garrets said that he only sent 2 messages, they realized that the 3rd message was made by Catherine. Garrets saw her thrown a bottle to the sea 3 days before she passed away.  Here the mesaage…


To all the ships at sea and all the ports of call
To my family
And to all friends and strangers
This is a message and a prayer
The message is that my travels taught me a great truth.
I already had what everyone is searching for..
And few ever find;
The one person in the world who I was born to love forever.

A person like me, of the Outer Banks..
And the blue Atlantic mystery.
A person rich in simple treasures..
Self-made, self-taught.
A harbor where I am forever home.
And n0 wind or trouble..

Or even a little death can knock this house.
The prayer is that everyone in the world can know this kind of love.
And be healed by it.
If my prayer is heard, then there will be an erasing of all guilt..

And all regret.
And an end to all anger..

Please God

4 thoughts on “Message In The Bottle

  1. wouwwwww dear friend,

    thanks so much atas kirimannya, emang ini yg gw cari2. once again makasih banyak dan rasanya belom telat bngt kalo i mo ngucapin happy new year 2009 ….

  2. Sebenarnya ada lagi surat yang ke empat ….saya juga suka film ini, ada kenangan sendiri.

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