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.
From ANNABEL by Kathleen Winter
All one has to do is substitute one sensation for another. Changes. Life is all about changes.
Rawi Hage, COCKROACH