This is an excerpt from the BBC documentary ‘Man without a Memory’ about Clive Wearing. A man with near global amnesia. He is unable to create new memories and can only remember about the past thirty seconds. He has also forgotten the great majority of his life, with the exception of his wife, Deborah Wearing.

 This is beautifully romantic. Each time he see’s his wife, he greets her as if it’s the first time he’s seen her in years, even if she’s just walked to the kitchen. Because for him it is the first time he’s seen her. They have a wonderful and tragic relationship.

remember we said we were gonna live forever
and we would paint over the writing on the wall
chase that sunset till we’re blind,
and wake up to find

we are only human after all,
we are only human after all.