I like the idea that a monster is the form that human’s ugly feelings would take.
Unless we are very, very careful, we doom each other by holding onto images of one another based on preconceptions that are in turn based on indifference to what is other than ourselves. This indifference can be, in its extreme, a form of murder and seems to me a rather common phenomenon. We claim autonomy for ourselves and forget that in so doing we can fall into the tyranny of defining other people as we would like them to be. By focusing on what we choose to acknowledge in them, we impose an insidious control on them. I notice that I have to pay careful attention in order to listen to others with an openness that allows them to be as they are, or as they think themselves to be. The shutters of my mind habitually flip open and click shut, and these little snaps form into patterns I arrange for myself.
i need solitude. this is my pleasure. i’m sorry but i regretted it when i told you i wanted this. you did not understand, i did not ask you to. i’m not pushing you away, i’m just giving myself the space. i need to venture, i need to know why i need this, why everything is in a colloidal state. and i need to do this by myself. i want you to leave me be. everyone to leave me be.
i. Your Kisses - Daughter
ii. Drive Darling - BOY
iii. Take You Away - Angus and Julia Stone
iv. Please Speak Well Of Me - The Weepies
v. Naked As We Came - Iron & Wine
vi. Petulia - The Kooks
vii. Eighteen - Robert Francis
viii. Teardrops - Peter and Kerry
ix. Pills - The Perishers
x. Say Yes - Elliott Smith
xi. First Day Of My Life - Bright Eyes
xii. Thank You [Acoustic] - Dido
xiii. So Sorry - Feist
xiv. The Best Deceptions [Acoustic] - Dashboard Confessional
xv. Fire Escape - Foster The People
For all whose souls are on search, for hearts that wish to know, for all who needs a strum in their veins.
NOW I KNOW I’M A PIEROGI
I need a story.
I need a smile.
I need confidence.
All these pills keeping others alive
are all killing me inside.
For me, his greatest power has always been that he can reach out to other people, feel their pain, and help them move on. But in this movie, Charles is left more than just physically crippled, he’s emotionally vulnerable and closes down.