Emily's lines at the end of Our Town, when she says goodbye to clocks ticking and new ironed dresses and sleeping and waking up. When she asks if human beings ever realize life, every every minute and the stage manager tells her no, saints and poets, maybe, they do some. That. That is my favorite.
And then this: Justin and Mary's recent post about Mary Ann. The words and the video below feel like Emily's lines in action. Do human beings ever realize life, every every minute? Saints and poets and Mary Ann. They do some.