Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought. (-- Basho)
As we are, all over the place.
LORETTA I'm freezing to death.In the film's final scene everything is clarified and settled around the kitchen table.
RONNY Come upstairs. I don't care why you come. No, that's not what I mean.
Loretta, I love you. Not like they told you love is and I didn't know this either. But love don't make
things nice, it ruins everything, it breaks your heart, it makes things a mess. We're not here to make things perfect. Snowflakes are perfect. The stars are perfect. Not us. We are here to ruin ourselves and break our hearts and love the wrong people and die! The storybooks are bullshit.
Come upstairs with me, baby! Don't try to live your life out to somebody else's idea of sweet happiness. Don't try to live on milk and cookies when what you want is meat! Red meat just like me! It's wolves run with wolves and nothing else! You're a wolf just like me! Come upstairs with me and get in my bed! Come on! Come on! Come on!
[Loretta follows Ronny into his building.]
(-- Dialogue, Ronny and Loretta in film Moonstruck, 1987
They are family.
We are family.
An imperfect compendium.