Juliette Binoche Pens Emotional Goodbye to Anthony Minghella

Juliette Binoche Pens Emotional Goodbye to Anthony Minghella
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03/19/2008 AT 06:50 PM EDT

Juliette Binoche wrote this heartfelt remembrance of Anthony Minghella, who directed her in The English Patient and Breaking and Entering. The Oscar-winning director died Tuesday:

To Anthony

I shall learn to live without you.
With all we've done and undone
with all the missing parts I'll have to carry on hoping
you were the bedrock of fun, the laugh that made laugh
and your hand came with love and care
I could see your thoughts going faster and faster
ahead in their curved complex understanding
your excitement became my excitement in the joy of sharing
my friend of art
you've gone missing
we shared a heart beating in this inner world of creation
and your ideas became real to me
I was your angel and you opened my wings
and you were the words I could fly into
my friend of heart
I will carry the unsaid
I will cherish my forgiveness until I see you
and please forgive me for my painful silence
magnetic eyes of yours with its sparkling needles
we dared a gift to the unknown
the search for truth in the battle of being
we attempted a glimpse on the other side
with joy with joy

– JB

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