Perhaps I had a wicked childhood
Perhaps I had a miserable youth
But somewhere in my wicked, miserable past
There must have been a moment of truth
For here you are, standing there, loving me
Whether or not you should
So somewhere in my youth or childhood
I must have done something good. :) ❤
MARIA: Captain, I wonder if before you go I could talk to you about some clothes for the children, for when they play.
THE CAPTAIN: Fraulein Maria…
MARIA: If I could just have some material.
THE CAPTAIN: ..you are obviously many things, not the least of which is repetitious.
Maria: I left… I was frightened… I was confused. I felt, I’ve never felt that way before, I couldn’t stay. I knew that here I’d be away from it. I’d be safe… I can’t face him again… Oh, there were times when we would look at each other. Oh, Mother, I could hardly breathe… That’s what’s been torturing me. I was there on God’s errand. To have asked for his love would have been wrong. I couldn’t stay, I just couldn’t. I’m ready at this moment to take my vows. Please help me.
Reverend Mother: Maria, the love of a man and a woman is holy too. You have a great capacity to love. What you must find out is how God wants you to spend your love.
Maria: But I pledged my life to God. I pledged my life to his service.
Reverend Mother: My daughter, if you love this man, it doesn’t mean you love God less. No, you must find out and you must go back.
Maria: Oh, Mother, you can’t ask me to do that. Please let me stay, I beg of you.
Reverend Mother: Maria, these walls were not built to shut out problems. You have to face them. You have to live the life you were born to live.
MARIA: What’s wrong with the children, Sir?
THE CAPTAIN: Oh, there’s nothing wrong with the children. Only the governesses. They were completely unable to maintain discipline. Without it this house cannot be properly run.
THE CAPTAIN: You will see to it that they conduct themselves at all times with the utmost orderliness and decorum. I’m placing you in command.
MARIA: Yes, Sir!