Lucie Loves... Life // Call Me By Your Name ~ the most perfect quote on love and loss

  “When you least expect it. Nature has cunning ways of finding our weakest spot.” ~ Dad, Call Me By Your Name

 “When you least expect it. Nature has cunning ways of finding our weakest spot.” ~ Dad, Call Me By Your Name

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I can’t remember the last time I had to pause a film repeatedly just to capture a quote. But that’s what I did when I watched the Dad’s speech to his son in the film Call Me By Your Name, directed by Luca Guadagnino.

It is quite possibly one of the most powerfully tender, yet apt life lessons on love that anyone could ever give you.

 “We rip out so much of ourselves to be cured of things faster that we go bankrupt by the age of thirty, and have less to offer each time we start with someone new.

But to make yourself feel nothing, though as not to feel anything — what a waste!

How you live your life is your business. Just remember: our hearts and our bodies are given to us only once, and before you know it, your heart is worn out. And as for your body, there comes a point when no one looks at it, much less wants to come near it.” ~ Father’s advice to his son, Elio, Call Me By Your Name

This film had me glued to the very end. So enraptured was I by the innocent, yet at the same time erotic, relationship unfolding between the young Elio, and the older guy, Oliver, played by Arnie Hammer. 

It deals sensitively with his first forrays into infatuation, all backed beautifully by such a magnificent soundtrack

“I have loved you for the last time...”

Sufjan Stevens Visions of Gideon is an exquisite accompaniment to the film, evoking the sound of his broken heart. 

Final thoughts... 

Maybe some things are more beautiful because they are tragic — or temporary. 

Photography ~ James Barley 

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