I don’t know if I’m good enough for you, but I need to see you every day.

Via Waylon Lewis
on May 27, 2012
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Rent it/Netflix Streaming recommendation of the week: Heartbreaker with Romain Duris & a gap-toothed Vanessa Paradis.

I’m not a big believer in Romantic Comedies.

They sell a sort of happily ever after cliché-ridden saccharine-sweet too-too-trite love that isn’t human.

They are to relationships what cult gurus are to spirituality: they sell a perfect sort of fantasy that almost always turns out to be hollow at the core.

But…once in awhile it’s fun to eat a lot of farmers’ market salad and flowers you can eat with raisins and EV organic olive oil and sea salt and expensive dijon and if it’s in French, well, at least you can tell yourself it’s reminding you of a sort of love you haven’t experienced in what, now, nearly seven years, and before that 10 years, and you’re not sure you’ll ever feel it again.

Because goddamn, you don’t believe in RomComs, and you aren’t sure if you believe in love, either.

Got Netflix? Watch it now, or just after making too much salad.


En Francais (spoiler alert, I guess, don’t watch it if you haven’t seen it)


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


2 Responses to “I don’t know if I’m good enough for you, but I need to see you every day.”

  1. Andréa Balt says:

    I saw this a year ago. Eating salad w/ olive oil as well. (hah) I love one of the first scenes when they first meet and they're running and he tries to make himself cry. He's a one-man show in every movie. Also, loved "De battre mon coeur s'est arrêté" by/with him—The Beat that my heart skipped (not perfect translation, the french version/spanish translation is quote-perfect).


  2. Andréa Balt says:

    PS: Best lovey-dovey post-title ever.