Of Course

He slowly turned his glance from the setting sun off the horizon line and said: “Can we move past this?”

She stared at the creases at the edges of his eyes and thought to herself: His constant need for affirmation, for approval, for vindication… drives him like a train into the night. I am just a mountain that the tunnel has been bored into.

Then, by instinct and habit, she said: “Of course.”

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