April 4, 2011 in LIFE
“You know when a song comes on and you just gotta dance?”
(Dean, Blue Valentine)
Last night I watched Blue Valentine and through the tears, I composed this post. This was one of the most riveting movies I’ve ever watched. The fight to preserve this couples love forced me to question is love alone ever enough?
Their descent to divorce would never have been foreseen when their love was at it’s peak. So I question, where do people go wrong when they’re so invested in one another? Is it reversible? Is it worth sticking around and fighting it out, opening the flood gates where you run a high chance of breaking one another down?
When we cling to love as though it is the air that will keep us alive, does the relationship become less realistic?
Despite the end result of this movie I believe it’s better to fall head over heels than to remain planted on the ground. After all …
“Life and death, energy and peace. If I stop today it was still worth it. Even the terrible mistakes that I made and would have unmade if I could. The pains that have burned me and scarred my soul, it was worth it, for having been allowed to walk where I’ve walked, which was to hell on earth, heaven on earth, back again, into, under, far in between, through it, in it, and above.”
I couldn’t have been written it any better.