“Because every time you see them happy, you remember how sad they’re going to be, and it breaks your heart. Because what’s the point in them being happy now, if they’re going to be sad later? The answer is of course, because they are going to be sad later.”
Sam Seaborn had a guy that spotted a UFO today. Sam laughed him out of his office, but he’s been thinking about it ever since. You can rest assured, Sam. It was not a spaceship from another planet, just another time. A long since abandoned Soviet satellite. One of its booster rockets didn’t fire, and it couldn’t escape earth’s orbit. A sad reminder of a time when two powerful nations challenged each other and then boldly raced into outer space.
“I know these will all be stories someday. And our pictures will become old photographs. We’ll all become somebody’s mom or dad. But right now these moments are not stories. This is happening. I am here and I am looking at her. And she is so beautiful. I can see it. This one moment when you know you’re not a sad story. You are alive, and you stand up and see the lights on the buildings and everything that makes you wonder. And you’re listening to that song and that drive with the people you love most in this world. And in this moment I swear, we are infinite.”