Wednesday, August 22, 2012

a little thought

 Of all the things there are not enough, I find that goodbye kisses are the guiltiest.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Why Say Anything is the best movie ever.

Alright fine, maybe not EVER, but probably.
 Probably, because it says things like this:

 'She's gone. She gave me a pen. I gave her my heart, she gave me a pen.'

'Are you shaking?
You're shaking.
I don't think so.
You're cold.   
I don't think I am.  
Then why are you shaking?
 I don't know. I think I'm happy.'

'Dad, do you know what he did the first time I went out with him? We were walking across that 7-11, and he pointed out some glass to walk around. And I always think of that when people ask me what I'm doing with Lloyd Dobler. And I never get nervous around him. So we started spending all this time together, as friends. But I could feel him getting anxious. And then, I knew there would be a confrontation over getting physical. And he started to get that look the other night. You know that look? And then, you know its gonna be an issue, so I went thru all the different feelings and arguments you're supposed to go thru.'
'Did he get rough?'
'Dad, no. But I didn't want any problems. So I decided not to sleep with him.
But then I attacked him anyway.'

'Nobody thinks it will work, do they?
No. You just described every great success story.'

'I am looking for a "dare to be great" situation.'

 'I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. 
I don't want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed. 
You know, as a career, I don't want to do that.'

'Kickboxing. Sport of the future.'
'Okay, how ya doing? I'm Lloyd, and we're gonna watch the movie "Cocoon." I've never actually seen it, but I heard it's very good, it makes you happy, that's a good thing. It's about a group of older people who go to outer space... hope I didn't give anything away there.

  'I'm sorry, it's just that you're a really nice guy and we don't want to see you get hurt.
I want to get hurt!'

 [Answering machine]: 'Maybe I didn't really know you. Maybe you were just a mirage. Maybe the world is full of food and sex and spectacle and we're all just hurling towards an apocalypse, in which case it's not your fault. I'm been thinking about all these things and... you're probably standing there monitoring. And one more thing - about the letter. Nuke it. Flame it. Destroy it. - It hurts me to know it's out there. Later.'

It reminded me a bit of 500 Days of Summer, the difference was just the ending, but if Say Anything had ended with Lloyd and Diane splitting up and going their separate ways - that would have been fine too. I mean, what if when they got to England they broke up and Diane met a British man in a bookstore who had glasses and bad teeth, and wore argyle sweater vests sometimes? That ending might have happened. It didn't, but it doesn't matter. What matters is that they met, they made out, they fell in love, and when that's all patched and slapped together it made a damn good picture.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

el oh vee ee

I wonder,
the fight that broke out
amongst the words - or rather - the letters
 when they had to assign the combination that would be 
L - O - V - E

That famous, 
worn, advertised, constantly sought, 
sung about, thought of, cried over, hidden, coveted, hated, 
heavy, heavy, heavy,
killer-of-a word.

But then,
maybe none of them wanted it
too much responsibility to be 'el oh vee ee'
L, I, K ,E said don't put me in songs or poems
only the bravest, and unfailing team could be

L - O - V- E