"Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind"
The quote from Alexander Pope's "Eloisa to Abelard"
"How happy is the blameless Vestal's lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd."
It’s pretty amazing is it not?
My brother-in-law has a lot to say about it. And my friend when I read this out to her said. "Ahem. I wish I had at least one moment in my life where I live so - With eternal sunshine of the spotless mind."
So much is hidden in that small phrase and every man has sought it for ages.
The more you wonder about this very statement, the more I think about when I will live through at the least one such moment in my life. I still have a lot of time to think about it though.
I mean what does it mean to have “eternal sunshine of the spotless mind”? I need to know. My life has been going on without any real inclination. I go through mundane activities. I go about Recording bits and pieces of those into my memory cells. Well, you don’t expect me to record and remember everything after all. And then that’s about it, the day ends and I still am to set my eyes on that streak of light I want to see.
A peace of mind, a moment of tranquility, a stunning silence that dissolves thoughts and a calm breeze of love in its true form; these I need to achieve. The four things I think will give me ‘eternal sunshine of the spotless mind’.