It was when he was alone in his room, thinking about his life and where he wanted it to go, that he knew he did not love Gracie. She did not ignite him, through is physical body responded to the fact that she wanted him. This was not the same as being ignited through your electric and imaginative bodies, but a long time can go by in which two people remain together because of the fierce longing of one of them. A lifetime can go by, and he worried about this.
Annabel, Kathleen Winter (via)
Next on my list of books to read.
What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.