Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day a.k.a I still don't make any sense to you

[last lines]
Clementine: I'm not a concept, Joel. I'm just a fucked-up girl who is looking for my own peace of mind. I'm not perfect.
Joel: I can't see anything that I don't like about you.
Clementine: But you will! But you will. You know, you will think of things. And I'll get bored with you and feel trapped because that's what happens with me.
Joel: Okay.
Clementine: [pauses] Okay.


I waited for that trite 'okay'. There is something very reassuring about how the film ends. We're all seeking acceptance, trying to come to terms. But the desire for sameness constantly clashes with the powerful allure of difference, of something new, untried, wild. Unfamiliar yet anticipated, dreamt about. Primal.
He didn't say it, at any rate. My imagined reality.

9 comments:

thalassa_mikra said...

And this is why the society that we have evolved is so dysfunctional - because we pretend that this clash doesn't exist. That somehow we can pack our messy emotional lives into neat boxes.

But this is really why life is interesting - this feeling trapped and seeking adventure. Imagine what we would be without it!

ushmi said...

yes...thanks for putting it that way...to think we'll always be living and playing out this contradiction! *sigh*

Arundhati said...

we need to catch up.bhogoban!

March Hare said...

tumi khub perceptive.
ekdom bheeshon.

saptarshi said...

"you can fall for chains of silver you can fall for chains of gold
You can fall for pretty strangers and the promises they hold"

panu said...

its all in your head... It won't go away no matter what.

I love you.

No rey no, I still am straight, jotoi tumi tomar bum nachiye urboshi hobar cheshta koro na keno.

quietlittleshything said...

clementine =)

rainbeau_peep said...

thalassa_mikra,
I'd be lost if I had to stop being neurotic or passionate or just plain mad! :-D
stoicism, I don't get it. Sometimes I strive for it, but I don't know that I want it much. At any rate, I don't get it.

ushmi,
But it's quite delightfully exhausting, wouldn't you agree?

bob,
wot the eff? egen you invoke the gods? and just shatup about catching up. we are slipping, that's the catch.

march hare,
aar tumi jonmodin er bhor raate boshe boshe byarthho prem er post porchhile.
ekdom zyata. :-]

saptarshi,
Well, my explorations are a little more mundane. There's that problem of "stasis", na, as Lily puts it?

panu,
there are entire cities inside the mind. entire wastelands, entire populations. either way, ur always veering rapidly between desolation and fulfilment. Ah well, c'est la vie.
and aami moteo urboshi shaja'r cheshta kori na, torai borong amake urboshi mone korish. etey amar kono dosh-i nei. :-p

quietlittleshything,
[er .. mandy?]
I've never understood that emoticon. wot it is, mairi?

mojo said...

"But you will! But you will. You know, you will think of things. And I'll get bored with you and feel trapped because that's what happens with me."
i have thought about this dilemma for years....have discussed it with friends ad nauseam...but alas in vain!!
i suppose i am not the only one.