WH: She Makes Him Wait Too Long

A lot of the interpretations of this animated short revolve around the man idealizing a particular woman and then leaving her because he can’t handle the real her. However, that doesn’t take into account their respective body language. She flits, flies, and leaves him to fall on more than one occasion. He is tired, angry, he leaps to catch her and desperately wants her to just stay. Then she becomes real as he fades, and she expects the dance to go on as it has, while his frustration finally causes him to bow out. She made him wait too long, she assumed he would always be there and he was for a long time. After awhile though, his own needs pushed to the forefront and he left to try and find what he needed. It is only then that she realizes her mistake and grieves the life they could have had together, if she had simply prioritized what was actually important.

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4 responses to “WH: She Makes Him Wait Too Long

  • ngobesingromanus

    This reminds me of a mistake often made in marriage;Taking our spouse for granted; not giving it priority; thinking the other person will always be there no matter what.This is a good post for all of us.

  • an observer

    The war brides effect applies here too. Note that when a woman grieves, it is for her own losses. She is not sad for the other party, as lacking empathy via solipsism means she literally cannot imagine what she put the man through. Only that she herself has lost a source of attention and affirmation.

  • Jenny

    good video! It could have many interpretations.

  • mdavid

    I enjoyed this. Thanks for posting.

    an observer, …solipsism means she literally cannot imagine what she put the man through. Only that she herself has lost a source of attention and affirmation.

    One of the finer female traits is unaware, raw emotion. Granted, it can be taken too far, like alpha masculinity. But when done right it’s very feminine and attractive. And you can’t have it without some solipsism thrown in.

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