not the way we expected

They lay next to each other and listened to the rain.

So life hasn’t turned out right for either of us, not the way we expected, he said.

Except it feels good now, at this moment.

Better than I have reason to believe I deserve, he said.

Oh, you deserve to be happy.  Don’t you believe that?

I believe that’s how it’s turned out, for the last couple of months.  For whatever reason.

– Kent Haruf, Our Souls at Night


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4 Comments

  1. Posted September 18, 2015 at 7:43 am | Permalink

    Love this. I finished OSAN two days ago. Heartbreaking and beautiful.

  2. Posted September 18, 2015 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    This novel was just beautiful. Read this summer and swooned.

  3. brettne bloom
    Posted September 18, 2015 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    I can’t wait to read this book. Have heard so many wonderful things. And HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your beautiful blog, a continual source of wisdom, intelligence, and grace to us all.

  4. Posted September 19, 2015 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    Thanks to your recommendation I read and loved this book! 🙂