Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind ★★★★★

It's the instinctive response right? The moment we get our heartbroken all we can think about is erasing the memories we've had with that person. Deleting photos, burning letters, destroying old gifts. Anything that can remind you of them . We lie to ourselves to feel like we are getting anywhere but where we were when they left us.

It's difficult, you spend a lot of time trying to find someone to love. But the thought of loving someone else fully is terrifying. it's even more terrifying when you remember they may not love you back, now or in the future. How can someone who makes you so happy also make you so unbearably sad? At some point in the movie, Jim Carey's character shouts in despair "How could you do this to me?", it's a question many of us have asked ourselves. How could you leave me? How could you not want to remember the moments we had together? Sometimes the best thing for them, isn't the best thing for you. That's hard to accept because at a certain point the concern was what is the best thing for the both of you, together, as one.

You cry, you scream. You can pretend you've forgotten about them. But I don't think you can, at least fully, forget those moments. Let alone erase them. They will always be a part of who you are, experiences will always change you. Loving someone is the most selfless thing we can do, it's also the hardest. We'll always want to do it again though. It's never in vain. It's just sometimes not the result we want.

Or maybe I'm wrong. What do I know?

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