Over the weekend I saw the movie “Words and Pictures” with Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche.
A talented English teacher, who drinks too much and writes too little, falls for an art teacher who struggles against her own body to paint. A battle is waged: do words matter more or do pictures?
It’s a love story that made me love words even more.
Words fill the places chocolate can’t reach. I sat on my backyard swing and savored just one poem, just one. To read too many poems at once is to eat an entire box of chocolates. Eating more than one piece blurs the taste of the next one.
This morsel from Billy Collins was the perfect piece of fudge for my soul: