Time passes, days to months to years, Nicaise starts college, and grows up a little bit while finding out more about himself
- Part 2 of Capri Sons
“You don’t look fine,” Nicaise snaps. “How can you bear to be with him, if he makes you so unhappy?”
“He does not,” Laurent says. He’s smiling, just a little, something wistful in the lines of his eyes. “But no marriage is ever effortless. There are always times when it’s easier to let things end, rather than hold on to them.”
“I thought love was supposed to be simple,” Nicaise says. He feels lost, like a child in a starlit wood.
“Oh, Nicaise,” Laurent says. His voice is gentle. “No one ever tells you this, but love is not a choice you get to only make once. You’ll have to keep choosing it, again and again and again, even when it’s painful, if you want it to survive. So long as it’s worth it.”
- Part 2 of Marks of a Life Well-Lived