Were all dreaming Arctor said. If the last to know hes an addict is the addict then maybe the last to know when a man means what he says is the man himself he reflected. He wondered how much of the garbage that Donna had overheard he had seriously meant. He wondered how much of the insanity of the day--his insanity--had been real or just induced as a contact lunacy by the situation. Donna always was a pivot point of reality for him for her this was the basic natural question. He wished he could answer.
Marriage isnt a love affair. It isnt even a honeymoon. Its a job. A long hard job at which both partners have to work harder than theyve worked at anything in their lives before.