Forever Never After: ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ and love as a ticking clock

callie
callie
Mar 13, 2020 · 4 min read

Here’s the thing about fire: it always dies out. Sometimes it is a relief to know it has an end — like when a sleeve comes too close to a candle or a particularly clumsy friend tries to have a barbecue party. Sometimes, it comes with sadness, like spending a cold winter evening telling jokes by the fireplace and feeling your eyes struggling to stay open as…