"His world? No, I don't think so...To be frank, I think his world had vanished long before he ever entered it. But I will say, he certainly sustained the illusion with a marvellous grace."
- The Grand Budapest Hotel
When I heard this quote, I immediately recognised it as a description of someone I know--or perhaps, it's more accurate to say, knew.
There is so much pain at the moment. But everyday we carry on. There is nothing decidedly romantic about this. But time, in this world, goes on. As will we.
"But I will say, he certainly sustained the illusion with a marvellous grace."
For a while, at least.