Posts Tagged ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’

“Constantly talking isn’t necessarily communicating.” ~ Joel Barish (Jim Carrey), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Let me honestly say,

love, I have no idea

what I am doing.

I monologue

because you let me.

That is a mistake.

I’d rather listen.

When I open my mouth

something honest and stupid

always pours out,

and I’m so critical

of everything I say and do

and you might be too,

but you won’t tell me-

your feelings get lost

because you’re letting me talk

and talk

and talk.

How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot!
the world forgiving by the world forgot.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
Each pray’r accepted, and each wish resign’d….”

From Eloisa to Abelard by Alexander Pope.

Quoted in, what is perhaps my favorite movie, “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”. The poem deals with the concepts of divine love, tortured lovers, vengeance within the family, forgetting and letting go.