Monday, June 11, 2007

In love? What’s that?

Johnson: No, when I said I was falling in love with you
Natasha: In love? What’s that?
[Johnson walks around Natasha]
Johnson: This
Natasha: No, I know what that is: it’s sensuality
Johnson: No, sensuality flows from it
It cannot exist without love
Natasha: So what is love, then?
[Natasha’s voice:]
Your voice, your eyes...
...your hands, your lips...
Our silences, our words...
Light that goes...
...light that returns
A single smile between us both
In quest of knowledge...
...I watched night create day...
...while we seemed unchanged
O beloved of all, beloved of one alone...
...your mouth silently promised to be happy
Away, away, says hate; never, never, says love
A caress leads us from our childhood
Increasingly I see the human form... a lover’s dialogue
The heart has but one mouth
Everything ordered by chance
All words without aforethought
Sentiments adrift
Men roam the city
A glance, a word
Because I love you
Everything moves
To live, only advance!
Aim straight for those you love
I went towards you, endlessly towards the light
If you smile, it is to enfold me all the better
The rays of your arms pierce the mist

from Alphaville, JL Godard, 1965


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