Our marriage was the recognition that we suited one another remarkably well as company--could walk and talk and share insights all day, work side by side like Chinese peasants, read silently together like graduate students, tease each other like brother and sister, and when at night we found our bodies tired, pull the covers over ourselves and become lovers.
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Source Notes: "Against Joie de Vivre," in The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present, ed. Phillip Lopate (1994).
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