Things Wong Kar Wai taught me about love.
THINGS WONG KAR-WAI TAUGHT ME ABOUT LOVE
1. Requited love is an impossibility. You will fall in love only once. Obstacles will prevail. The rest of your life is spent recovering.
2. Anything that distracts you from the pain of your loss is good. Some people are more successful in this regard than others.
3. Eroticising their objects will be the pinnacle of your sexual fulfillment.
4. Desire is kept eternally alive by the impossibility of contact.
5. The most potent way to exist is to occupy someone else’s imagination.
6. Technology will only heighten your sense of desolation making you more keenly aware that no one is trying to call.
7. Hook up with someone. Live with them. Sleep with them. Tag along. Don’t be fooled. You are only a transitory distraction. Ask for commitment. Declare your love. Watch the set up evaporate.
8. Some coincidences are deliberate.
Written by Alice Dallow
- Everyone needs a hole in a tree in which to whisper secrets.
- Some of my most erotic experiences have been in my imagination.
- Waiting for someone to become available is the ultimate torture.
- Most of your life is spent wanting rather than having.
- The future is a train station named Love
- Red is the colour of love.
- Nat “King” Cole is the soundtrack of love.
- Cigarette smells, in the shape of love, curve towards the light.
- 27 pears is a banquet.
- Love is holding hands in a foggy taxi to a symphony of neon
- The most passionate love doesn’t always end in sex.
- Everything is temporary.
- The departure lounge is a rehearsal for when someone leaves you forever.
- A hole in a wall is the imprint of unrequited love.
- Love cannot be captured in an aphorism.
by Ken Chau