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  • The Beach Bum

    The Beach Bum

    ★★★★★

    "Show me, show me, show me
    how you do that trick
    The one that makes me scream she said
    The one that makes me laugh she said
    Threw her arms around my neck
    Show me how you do it
    and I'll promise you
    I'll promise that I'll run away with you,
    I'll run away with you

    "Spinning on that dizzy edge
    Kissed her face and kissed her head
    Dreamed of all the different ways,
    I had to make her glow…

  • Her

    Her

    ★★★★½

    "It seemed unfair
    And unfinished,
    And now it would always be tragic.

    Because you kept
    Loving them
    Even when the story ended.

    And there was nowhere
    To spill the ink
    Of the heartbreak their absence wrote."

    - Liz Newman

  • The Loneliest Planet

    The Loneliest Planet

    ★★★★½

    "The French philosopher Camus used to tell himself quietly to 'live to the point of tears,' not as a call for maudlin sentimentality, but as an invitation to the deep privilege of belonging and the way belonging affects us, shapes us and breaks our heart at a fundamental level."
    - David Whyte

  • The Brown Bunny

    The Brown Bunny

    ★★★★½

    "A million tears fall from my eyes;
    I can't continue with this life;
    I don't know why I fall in love
    If love is only meant to hurt me"
     
    - Jazalyn

  • I Am Easy to Find

    I Am Easy to Find

    ★★★★½

    "You were waiting outside for me in the sun
    Laying down to soak it all in before we had to run
    I was always ten feet behind you from the start
    Didn't know you were gone 'til we were in the car

    "Oh, the glory of it all was lost on me
    'Til I saw how hard it'd be to reach you
    And I would always be
    light years, light years away from you
    Light years, light years away from…

  • I Am Easy to Find

    I Am Easy to Find

    ★★★★½

    "I used to fall asleep to you talking to me
    I don't listen to anything now
    Nothing to do with us
    I'm just so tired of thinking about everything
    I'm not afraid of being alone
    I just don't know what to do with my time
    Between you and me,
    I thought it would all last a little while longer

    "But I'm learning to lie here in the quiet light
    While I watch the sky go from black to grey
    Learning…

  • On the Beach at Night Alone

    On the Beach at Night Alone

    ★★★★★

    "Cool, crisp sheets, 
    an unfolding night 
    with warm scents 
    of you left behind 
    in the morning light."
     
    - Susan Bocinec Terry

  • Chungking Express

    Chungking Express

    ★★★★½

    "you ruptured
    the love lakes 
    of my longing
    and scattered 
    the continents 
    of my heart."
     
    - K. Y. Robinson

  • In the Mood for Love

    In the Mood for Love

    ★★★★½

    "Losing in love is as crucial of a step to developing goodness and humility in character as is failure to win is in any other endeavor. A love lost fires the hearth; a love won girds us with untold resolve. We find then lose love. We experience heartache and pain. We must continue our search for love. Feelings of love open us to experience all human emotions with a heightened sense of self-awareness." 
    - Kilroy J. Oldster

  • Like Crazy

    Like Crazy

    ★★★★½

    "You'll always be the deepest scar on my heart."
    - Cassia Leo

  • Blue Valentine

    Blue Valentine

    ★★★★½

    "Do not write. I am sad, and want my light put out.
    Summers in your absence are as dark as a room.
    I have closed my arms again. They must do without.
    To knock at my heart is like knocking at a tomb.
    Do not write!

    "Do not write. Let us learn to die, as best we may.
    Did I love you? Ask God. Ask yourself. Do you know?
    To hear that you love me, when you are far away,…

  • Paris, Texas

    Paris, Texas

    ★★★★★

    "So this —
    This is agony.
    This is what they talk about
    when they talk about heartbreak.
    I thought I knew what it was like before.
    I thought I knew, with perfect clarity,
    what it felt like to have my heart broken,
    but now — now I finally understand."

    - Tahereh Mafi