The world is violent and mercurial--it will have its way with you. 
We are saved only by love-
-love for each other and the love that we pour into the art 
we feel compelled to share:
 being a parent; being a writer; being a painter; being a friend.
 We live in a perpetually burning building, 
and what we must save from it, all the time, 
is love. 
Tennessee Williams