But dreaming meant different things to the two. She longed for the future, he longed for a second chance; she expected, he regretted. It was cruel that despair knew of hope, but that hope never learned the lessons of despair:
He studied her movements and form, and no comparisons came. He could not believe it and yet everything was true. She was there. She was here. And she was his.
“Money’s greatest accomplishment was rendering all people unequal.”
She wondered if this was what it would mean to love a man: to know when to trust him and to know when to leave him alone.