As far as I know, Christina hasn’t cried since we got here, but now her face crumples and she lets out a sob that is louder than the river. Another wave hits the wall and the spray coats her body. One of the droplets hits my cheek. Her hands slip again, and this time, one of them falls from the railing, so she’s hanging by four fingertips.
Would I even be strong enough to hold on to her? Would it be worth my effort to try to help her if I know I’m too weak to do any good?
I know what those questions are: excuses.
Marilyn and Jack Lemmon in Some Like It Hot in 1958.
Chris Lowell attends the ‘Veronica Mars’ screening at AMC Loews Lincoln Square in New York City.
"A lion does not feel guilty when it kills a gazelle. You do not feel guilty when you squash a fly. And I think that means something… I just think that really means something." - Chronicle (2012)