Are we like couples you see in restaurants? Are we the dining dead?
Joel, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
This is the Hour of Lead-
Remember, if outlived,
As freezing persons, recollect the Snow-
First-Chill-then Stupor- then letting go-
Since all things are subject to change, nothing exists in a permanent position, nothing is able to remain the same under its own independent power.
The Dalai Lama, The Art of Happiness
The smile on your mouth was the deadest thing
Alive enough to have the strength to die;
And a grin of bitterness swept thereby
Like an ominous bird a-wing….
From Neutral Tones by Thomas Hardy
I didn’t want five husbands, but it happened that way and that’s all there is to it.
- Even losing you (the joking voice, a gesture
I love) I shan’t have lied. It’s evident
the art of losing’s not too hard to master
though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster.
From One Art by Elizabeth Bishop
Aphrodite’s breath is felt
on everything there is.
Then like a bee
From Hippolytos by Euripides