Breathless

S. K. Nicholas

Jean-Paul Belmondo & Jean Seberg in Jean-Luc Godard's BREATHLESS

Bodies in flight. Bodies as energy on a rock that shoots through space. Bodies as planets as souls as comets as bullets that pulse and vibrate at the merest mention of your name. If you strip it back, make sure to take it to the bone. If you let them see what’s inside of you, let them taste it and let them choke. Look at your fingers and see the universe and hear its song and look through the mirror into a state of being that blinds with a simple truth. In the seconds before you gasp for air, there is but one vision that follows you each and every step of the way. It can’t be discarded, and nor can it be traded. The minute it forms and crystalises in your mind, it will last a lifetime. Once it takes hold, it becomes the person you once were until the person…

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