Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Time Traveler's Wife

"But don't you think," I persist, "that it's better to be extremely happy for a short while, even if you lose it, than to be just okay for your whole life?"

"I've often wondered about that. Do you believe that?"

And I think about what it was like not to see him for two years and then to find him standing in the Reading Room at the Newberry Library: the joy of being able to touch him, the luxury of knowing where he is, of knowing he loves me.
"Yes," I say. "I do."
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