"Some nights alone, he thinks of her. And some nights alone, she thinks of him. Some nights these thoughts occur at the same moment, and they are connected without ever knowing it."
"As he watches her walk away, he feels a loss. How is it possible, he thinks, to miss a woman whom he kept at a distance so that when she was gone, he would not miss her? Only then does he realize that wanting a part of her but not all of her had hurt them both. And now he cannot justify his actions, except that well, it was life."