— John Steinbeck, from a letter to Thom Steinbeck
Look at someone you love today,
for one minute,
as if you saw them for
the first time.
As if they were the first ray
of sunlight, caught by
the tender passion of your eye,
lighting up your whole world.
— Ron Starbuck, Death
— Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera
— T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land
— Madisen Kuhn, Does Time Truly Heal All Wounds?