Joaquin Phoenix’s speech at the end of “Her” is exactly how I feel about the most important past loves in my life. Emotionally accurate writing.
It’s like I’m reading a book and it’s a book I deeply love, but I’m reading it slowly now so the words are really far apart and the spaces between the words are almost infinite. I can still feel you, and the words of our story, but it’s in this endless space between the words that I’m finding myself now… I love you so much, but this is where I am now and this is who I am now and I need you to let me go. As much as I want to, I can’t live in your book anymore.