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