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❧ die wahlwienerin

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Daydream Delusion: A Tribute to the film, Before Sunrise

Here is a picspam I posted in my personal journal. Made up of images from tumblr (disclaimer: none of these pictures are my own!), here is a dedicatory post to this beautiful film. Since (obviously) you've all seen it, what are your favorite scenes? Least favorite scenes?

Anyway, on with the show!

Jesse: Do you believe in reincarnation?

Celine: Yeah. Yeah, it's interesting.

Jesse: Yeah, right. Well, most people, you know, a lot of people talk about past lives and things like that, you know? And even if they don't believe it in some specific way, you know, people have some kind of notion of an eternal soul, right?

Celine: Yeah.

Jesse: OK, well this was my thought: 50,000 years ago, there are not even a million people on the planet. 10,000 years ago, there's, like, two million people on the planet. Now there's between five and six billion people on the planet, right? Now, if we all have our own, like, individual, unique soul, right, where do they all come from? You know, are modern souls only a fraction of the original souls? 'Cause if they are, that represents a 5,000 to 1 split of each soul in the last 50,000 years, which is, like, a blip in the Earth's time. You know, so at best we're like these tiny fractions of people, you know, walking... I mean, is that why we're so scattered? You know, is that why we're all so specialized?

Celine: I don't know. Wait a minute, I'm not sure... I don't...

Jesse: Yeah, hang on, hang on. It's a, it's a totally scattered thought. It... which is kind of why it makes sense.

Daydream delusion, limousine eyelash

Oh baby with your pretty face

Drop a tear in my wineglass

Look at those big eyes

See what you mean to me

Sweet-cakes and milkshakes

I’m a delusion angel

I’m a fantasy parade

I want you to know what I think

Don’t want you to guess anymore

You have no idea where I came from

We have no idea where we’re going

Lodged in life

Like branches in a river

Flowing downstream

Caught in the current

I carry you

You’ll carry me

That’s how it could be

Don’t you know me?

Don’t you know me by now?

Jesse: It’s so weird. It’s like our time together is just ours. It’s our own creation. It must be like I’m in your dream, and you in mine. And what’s so cool is that this whole evening, all our time together, shouldn’t officially be happening.

Jesse: I know what you mean about wishing somebody wasn't there, though. It's just usually it's myself that I wish I could get away from. Seriously, think about this. I have never been anywhere that I haven't been. I've never had a kiss when I wasn't one of the kissers. Y'know, I've never, um, gone to the movies, when I wasn't there in the audience. I've never been out bowling, if I wasn't there, y'know making some stupid joke. I think that's why so many people hate themselves. Seriously, it's just they are sick to death of being around themselves.

Let's say that you and I were together all the time, then you'd start to hate a lot of my mannerisms. The way every time we would have people over, uh, I'd be insecure, and I'd get a little too drunk. Or, uh, the way I'd tell the same stupid pseudo-intellectual story again, and again. Y'see, I've heard all those stories. So of course I'm sick of myself. But being with you, uh, it's made me feel like I'm somebody else.

Celine: When you talked earlier about after a few years…
…how a couple would begin to hate each other…
…by anticipating their reactions…
…or getting tired of their mannerisms.
I think it would be the opposite for me.
I think I can really fall in love when I know everything about someone.
The way he’s gonna part his hair…
…which shirt he’s gonna wear that day…
…knowing the exact story he’d tell in a given situation.
I’m sure that’s when I know
I’m really in love.

Jesse: Oh wow.

Celine: What?

Jesse: Let me take your picture so I never forget you… or uh, or all this.

Celine: Okay, me too.

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