Enjoy it.Submitted by Michael Nystrom on Fri, 05/03/2013 - 04:20
In which we watch this short clip from the recent classic, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind.
The movie takes place in a parallel universe in which technology exists to erase unpleasant, unwanted memories. In this clip, Joel (Jim Carrey) is reliving his memory of the first, magical day that he met his lover Clementine (Kate Winslet).
Eventually things turn so sour that she elects to have her entire memory of her erased. After learning this devastating news, Joel elects to do the same thing, and have his memory wiped out.
But during the procedure, he has second thoughts. As he relives this memory of the first time they met, Clementine brings him back to reality, and reminds him:
"This is it Joel. It's going to be gone soon."
It's not just his memory. It is a metaphor and a reminder for us all:
It will all be gone soon. Nothing lasts forever. This day will be gone. The year. This lifetime. The Daily Paul. Our country. Our Republic. Everything is in the process of slipping away.
"I know," says Joel.
"What do we do?" Clementine asks.
Joel answers with the only possible, rational response:
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Enjoy it everyone. This moment will only ever come once. All we have is now. All we'll ever have is now. The most important thing you can do is cherish it.