"There's nothing to match curling up with a good book
when there's a repair job to be done
around the house."
Naomi/ "The road home " J.Harrison,pages 303/304
The ice broke and she fell into the water... "When I shed my clothes before the stove I spoke to my absent husband, mostly saying, "your widow nearly joined you", and he answered, "you've only have to do that once". I agreed and said no more though his words hit me deeply because they covered both the bad and the good of the idea of"only once".