Movies to watch:
Love is never absent.
If you notice the novel you’re reading, the song you’re listening, the movie you’re watching, it’s there.
Since it’s so prevalent in the creative works around us, I am puzzled when anyone says love is secondary. It seems that the very act of undermining its importance is the erection of a bulwark against lonliness and fear of distraction or maybe even a consolation for its absence.
The theme of “being heartbroken” is greatly explored in “My Blueberry Nights”, (although I must say with all the close-up shots of the blueberry pie and melted ice-cream, it’s definitely putting me off blueberry pie for some time), and it’s interesting that all the characters come together in the movie binded by this same emotion, while being trapped in their own circumstances.
It’s like stepping into quicksand, the more you struggle, the deeper and faster you sink, yet even if you cease moving, you’re neither saved nor safe.