"Even if I tried so hard,
would we still be coming to an end?
Even if we spoke the same words,
would we still return as friends?

Even if it’s simple from the start,
we would give the pieces of our hearts
And when there is nothing left to pretend
we will know it’s coming to an end.”

Beach House - Used To Be (2008 Single Version) 

The nuns taught us there were two ways through life - the way of nature and the way of grace. You have to choose which one you’ll follow. Grace doesn’t try to please itself. Accepts being slighted, forgotten, disliked. Accepts insults and injuries. Nature only wants to please itself. Get others to please it too. Likes to lord it over them. To have its own way. It finds reasons to be unhappy when all the world is shining around it. And love is smiling through all things.

The only way to be happy is to love. Unless you love, your life will flash by.

Le suore ci hanno insegnato che ci sono due vie per affrontare la vita: la via della natura e la via della grazia. Devi scegliere quale delle due seguire. La grazia non mira a compiacere se stessa. Accetta di essere disprezzata, dimenticata, sgradita. Accetta insulti e oltraggi. La natura vuole solo compiacere se stessa e spinge gli altri a compiacerla. Le piace dominare. Le piace fare a modo suo. Trova ragioni di infelicità quando tutto il mondo risplende attorno a lei e l’amore sorride in ogni cosa. 

L’unica modo per essere felici è amare. Se non ami, la tua vita passerà in un lampo. 

Terrence Malick - The Tree of Life (2011)

The only sound I hear is my own breathAnd my feet stuttering to make a pathAm I the only one in the only world?Is that the wind finally picking up?Is that a rattle sounding from the brush?I’m not the only one in the only world.
St Vincent - Rattlesnake

The only sound I hear is my own breath
And my feet stuttering to make a path
Am I the only one in the only world?

Is that the wind finally picking up?
Is that a rattle sounding from the brush?
I’m not the only one in the only world.

St Vincent - Rattlesnake

Hunger hurtsbut starving workswhen it coststoo much to love.

Hunger hurts
but starving works
when it costs
too much to love.

"What uniform can I wear to hide my heavy heart? It is too heavy. It will always show. Jacques felt himself growing gloomy again. He was well aware that to live on earth a man must follow its fashions, and hearts were no longer worn.”

"What uniform can I wear to hide my heavy heart? It is too heavy. It will always show. Jacques felt himself growing gloomy again. He was well aware that to live on earth a man must follow its fashions, and hearts were no longer worn.”

Of course I’m dangerous. I’m police. I can do terrible things to people with impunity.

- Can I ask you why do you like older guys?

- I don’t know. Guys my age just suck. They all think they’re so great. They have all this annoying energy, and they are all pink and smooth like a baby. Eww. But older guys are just relaxed. I mean, you’ve given up, which makes you grounded. Your skin is loose and a little dry and you smell weird.

- We smell weird? 

- Totally, do you mind? Mmm, yeah, you smell…

- Like what?

- I don’t know, like, dying? It’s sexy.

- Well, you smell nice too. 

- Well yeah, young pussy smells good.