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I saw 500 Days of Summer last week blog, the relationship movie starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel.  I really liked it.

There is a song that they sing in a pivotal elevator scene in 500 Days. The song is by The Smiths.

It’s called, “There’s a Light That Never Goes Out”

Here’s a section of the song:

And if a double-decker bus
Crashes into us
To die by your side
Is such a heavenly way to die
And if a ten-ton truck
Kills the both of us
To die by your side
Well, the pleasure – the privilege is mine

I can’t decide if it’s really sweet or maybe a bit too much.

Sometimes (everytime) we fly, David gets really nervous.  The plane might have too much turbulence or the flight attendant walks funny – something triggers his concern for the plane’s fate – and he grasps the elbow rests, as though those will save him.

So each flight, I sit there and try to think up the right thing to say, you know, to make him feel better about the plane ride.

Once, I whispered, “At least, if the plane crashes, we’ll die together.”  And in response to this, David took a momentary pause from his seat quivering to shoot me a really nasty glare.  I knew, based on his look, it was not the right thing to say.

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