“I like thinking long term. I like knowing that if today wasn’t so great, tomorrow is another day. I like knowing that if today was glorious, tomorrow will be ordinary. I like knowing that these days will stretch out into a future so long that we will have lost count when we hit the thousandth or the ten thousandth, knowing that our problems will be temporary ones, knowing that there will be more time together. I like ruling out panic as an option. I like knowing that I can count on my wife to stand strong with me when we face the death and hardship and loss that we have guaranteed that we will face. There are always excuses to give up. There are always reasons to draw the line. But we can draw the line some other time.”
“What do you want?
I want to go through life jumping into fountains naked. Good night!”
“Answers are inert things that stop inquiry. They make you think you have finished looking. But you are never finished. There are always discoveries that will turn everything you think you know on its head and that will make you ask all over again: Who are we?”