"What's this war in the heart of nature ?
Why does nature vie with itself?
The land contend with the sea?
ls there an avenging power in nature?
Not one power, but two?
l remember my mother when she was dying.
Looked all shrunk up and gray.
l asked her if she was afraid.
She just shook her head.
l was afraid to touch the death l seen in her.
I heard people talk about immortality,
but I ain't seen it.
l wondered how it'd be when l died.
What it'd be like to know that this breath now
was the last one you was ever gonna draw.
l just hope l can meet it the same way she did.
With the same... calm."
3. In Summa, The Question of "Nature" and Malick's Vision