To quote from Whitman, “O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless—of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life? Answer. That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse.”
What will your verse be?
"I had such a dream last night. I was floating above the trees with my lips connected to those of a beautiful figure, for what seemed like an age. Flowery treetops sprung up beneath us and we rested on them with the lightness of a cloud."
Bright Star (2009) directed by Jane Campion
A long, long time ago, the Mermaid Princess fell in love with a human prince.
But for years, her love went unrequited.
Before long, she was old and decrepit, all alone even on the day of her death.
The poor, poor Princess of the Sea Kingdom.
Who’d ever want to become an ugly woman like her?
"I am yours, even in death."