A few days ago I watched Paper Man on a cable channel.
There was a quote in the movie, two actually.
By replacing the name with mine both would apply to me.
Both are absolutely true, but not simultaneously.
“Morton regarded his solitude as something sacred.”
“Morton regarded his solitude as something unbearable.”
Can’t put in words how wonderful this movie is.
I wonder how many other movies like this are still there for me to find out.
“I know I have this tendency to project my fantasies on others but at the end I know they are just real people.
And I can love to an extent nobody can imagine.
And I know I’m lucky for being able to feel that… in a way that has nothing to do with anyone in particular.”
…but it fits me perfectly 🙂
This 90 minute comedy-drama movie has a lot of content. Directed by Edward Burns, where he plays a private investigator, helping a baseball coach to find his wife who ran away with a musician, this movie is about how sometimes close people actions catch us by surprise…and how difficult [and impossible?] it is to know somebody.
The baseball coach goes to New York to find his wife who abandoned him without any explanation, hoping to make it up with her and tell her how he still loves her….and mainly…to understand what she did.
During the investigation he and the detective get to know each other better and he finds out there’s no possible explanation that can fill what he needs. And understands that her actions mean she doesn’t care at all, which was what he wanted most. He understands her actions mean it’s not possible anymore and finds out what he wants for his life and that it can’t be found on any explanation or somebody else.
Sometimes in life other people actions catch us by surprise and we get very disappointed. The sooner we can forget about the facts and circumstances, the hows and whys, to see and accept what it means, the better. The answers are always in ourselves and not in anybody else’s reasons and explanations. And a spontaneously given explanation means a lot more than a demanded one.
from the soundtrack of The Good Thief, by Leonard Cohen
And quiet is the thought of you
The file on you complete
Except what we forgot to do
A thousand kisses deep