In a blink of an eye and be gone from me
Soft and sweet
Let me hold it close and keep it here with me, me
He recognizes that every moment is fleeting and that this amazing relationship can be gone at any time. He realizes that he needs to cherish it and appreciate it while it lasts.
The fact that the relationship he wishes to have with Anne is ultimately nonexistent and entirely impossible to attain contributes to the transience of this “beautiful dream”, as well. Though he may be momentarily overcome with joy in recognition of his love for Anne, he knows their love is unattainable. It’s this knowledge which makes his “beautiful dream” so vulnerable to being taken away from him, and replaced with the miserable truth of the matter.
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