It was a dark and stormy night. I said, “My love, let us linger awhile longer. Life is too short for worries of the morrow.”
She said, “Okay, but we’re out of champagne, and I could use some crackers.”
“Crackers?” I said. “We’ll send out for crackers.”
“And the champagne?” she said.
I looked deep into her saucy brown eyes. “That does pose a problem,” I said. “But maybe we don’t need the champagne, if you know what I mean.”
She did know. At least I thought she did. She ran her fingertips lightly over my face. “I think there’s some beer in the refrigerator,” she said.
[From Chapter 14, A Listening Thing]
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