Milkshake…

I am a huge movie fan. Many times I will quote movies and spring lines on everyone from family to random people I meet at stores. There are a few movies that have struck such a chord with me that I will watch them at every chance I can. One such movie is Before Sunrise starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. It’s set in Vienna, Austria and the whole movie happens in a short time span; maybe 18 hours. It is a beautiful look at how people connect to each other and a bit of love at first sight. One of my favorite scenes is as they are walking along the river they happen upon a man. He may be homeless or a gypsy and he is looking for change. But instead of directly asking for money he says I will write you a poem. Julie’s character, Celine, is a romantic and agrees. He asks for a word and he will write into the poem. The word they give: Milkshake. Ethan’s character, the ever cynical Jesse, thinks the guy didn’t just write the poem. Below is the poem and the clip from the movie. What do you think?

Daydream delusion
Limousine eyelash
Oh baby with your pretty face
Drop a tear in my wineglass
Look at those big eyes
See what you mean to me
Sweet-cakes and milkshakes
I’m a delusion angel
I’m a fantasy parade
I want you to know what I think
Don’t want you to guess anymore
You have no idea where I came from
We have no idea where we’re going
Lodged in life
Like branches in a river
Flowing downstream
Caught in the current
I carry you
You’ll carry me
That’s how it could be
Don’t you know me?
Don’t you know me by now?

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