bright star movie

i’m in my prime,
not withering and old.
but i refuse to play
your wicked games any longer.

i know this tether is unbreakable,
but you make me feel like i’m interchangeable.
you drew a target on my heart,
when did this become fatal attraction?

i don’t have the strength,
the energy,
nor the patience
to be held hostage by your love.

so baby please don’t despair
when i say that
i’ve found the courage to
let you go.

you were never meant to be tied down in the first place.

—  believing i could love you was my mistake, c.j.n.
8

My sweet girl, I am living today in yesterday. I was in a complete fascination all day. Write me ever so few lines and tell me you will never forever be less kind to me than yesterday. You dazzled me. There is nothing in the world so bright and delicate. You have absorbed me. I have a sensation at the present moment as if I was dissolving.”

8

For myself, I know not how to express my devotion to so fair a form. I want a brighter word than bright, a fairer word than fair. I almost wish we were butterflies and lived but three summer days. Three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.

Let’s Movie Nerd-Out About Fabric in “Bright Star”

I don’t think I’ll break any shocking news to you when I say that there’s a whole lot of fabric in this movie. It’s all over the characters, as you might predict (or not, if you’re a Michael Bay fan or something); the interiors, too, feature blankets, sheets, curtains, drapes, tablecloths and the like very heavily. From the mise en scène to the film’s major themes to the plot itself, fabric is a crucial object in Bright Star, so we absolutely must don our flamboyant 19th century hats and give this a good old-fashioned nerding out. Spoilers galore under the cut.

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