the present isn’t always to be found in today

I like to look for things no one else catches

We went and found the sea yesterday, ’cause D wanted to see water. I was quiet. Quite often I am.

I didn’t think it would bug him.

Later, D tells me that I’m hard to know – I just seem to disappear every now and then to a place no-one else has access to. Without any warning, he says, I just tune out. Where do I go to, he wonders?

Amélie still seeks solitude. She amuses herself with silly questions about the world below.

Certain memories surface, up stirred by his words. All of a sudden, I realize I’ve heard this before – from V, from C, from G. I want to tell him he’s fortunate – he’s one of the ones I’ve loved more. Instead, I carry on staring at the sea in front of us, as his words wash over me like the waves over the beach sand.

These are hard times for dreamers.

– All quotes from the movie Amelie (Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain)

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~ by translating for peas on June 27, 2010.

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