I heard Rihanna and Eminem’s song on the way home today in the car and it struck me how wonderfully it would fit with a scene in Equilibrium.
The haunting opening/chorus ….”Just gonna stand there and watch me burn? Well that’s alright because I love the way it hurts. Just gonna stand there and hear me cry? Well that’s alright because I love the way you lie…”
It immediately gave me an idea for the opening lines to the synopsis I am so desperately trying to write (start!?).
Have you ever tried to drive and write at the same time? Not something I would ever recommend, but I was so overwhelmed with the forcefulness by which the words hit me, that I had to write them down before I forgot. Thanks to my new-found Archangel Mark Williams (check out his blog too by the way http://miltonkeyneswriter.wordpress.com/) , I now carry a piece of paper and a pen with me wherever I go…just in case.
The love that Jessie shares with Gabrielle in Equilibrium leaves me breathless at times and that thought lent itself to the words that etched themselves into my brain this evening:
From time to time love can hurt, really hurt.
Now and again, it might just kill you.
Every so often, it is a choice between living and dying.
And sometimes, just sometimes, even dying won’t set you free.