What should I do about the wild and the tame? The wild heart that wants to be free, and the tame heart that wants to come home. I want to be held. I don’t want you to come too close. I want you to scoop me up and bring me home at nights. I don’t want to tell you where I am. I want to keep a place among the rocks where no one can find me. I want to be with you.

Jeanette Winterson


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.