UPDATE: Since I was kindly asked to give a little more information on the story, here it is: Peter Lake, an orphan, is trying to rob a mansion in New York but accidentally - or not - falls in love with Beverly Penn, a beautiful young girl who is dying. Or is she? Their love is so strong that Peter is driven to stop time or wishes he could steal her from the almighty death. Read the book/ watch the movie to see if he succeeds.
Monday, May 26, 2014
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St. John of the Cross: “In the evening of life, we shall be judged on love alone.”
W. H. Auden: “Let no one say I Love until aware / What huge resources it will take to nurse / One ruining speck, one tiny hair / That casts a shadow through the universe.”
Freud: “Men are not gentle creatures who want to be loved.”
From 19th-century novels, that love and money are fatally bartered as interchangeable currencies.
From poetry, that love is a language that has to be learned.
From the Bible, that love is as strong as death.
From my novel “Written on the Body”: “Why is the measure of love loss?”
But 20 years later I discovered that love could be as reliable as the sun. And that there is one other thing in a world infatuated by wealth. Love never counts the cost.