Made me think of that song by Leonard Cohen, “A Thousand Kisses Deep.”
In particular that first part that goes:
“The ponies run, the girls are young,
The odds are there to beat.
You win a while, and then it’s done -
Your little winning streak.
And summoned now to deal
With your invincible defeat,
You live your life as if it’s real,
A thousand kisses deep.”
and on that note – goodnight.