The Beach

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And me? I still believe in paradise. But now at least I know it’s not some place you can look for. Because it’s not where you go. It’s how you feel for a moment in your life when you’re a part of something. And if you find that moment… It lasts forever.

– Richard (played by Leonardo DiCaprio), The Beach (2000)

Water

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The water understands
Civilization well;
It wets my foot, but prettily,
It chills my life, but wittily,
It is not disconcerted,
It is not brokenhearted;
Well used, it decketh joy,
Adorneth, doubleth joy;
Ill used, it will destroy,
In perfect time and measure
With a face of golden pleasure
Elegantly destroy.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Water

 

I Am Woman

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Reddy (all the women)

Oh yes, I am wise
But it’s wisdom born of pain
Yes, I’ve paid the price
But look how much I gained
If I have to
I can do anything
I am strong
I am invincible
I am woman

Helen Reddy, I Am Woman

Song of Myself

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Walt Whitman (lounge chairs)

“Dazzling and tremendous how quick the sun-rise would kill me,
If I could not now and always send sun-rise out of me.
We also ascend dazzling and tremendous as the sun,
We found our own I my soul in the calm and cool of daybreak.”

Walt Whitman, Song of Myself