The other day on the phone, my 95-year-old mother, whose hearing and other faculties are not as sharp as once, asked me brightly, "Are you married?"
And when I told her yes, I had been married for 25-plus years, she commented, "Twenty years is a pretty long time."
A million million stories take shape in a single observation.
One drop of water and the oceans fill up with gaiety.
You expected something else?