“Yet for several years we would work together through the good and bad, the doubts and the bright certain moments, through all the long domestic haul and the tiny actions of the days. I came to realise that love was a series of such actions, and that action has a certain grace and power in it.  All that I have told you is how the intertwining began. But life can be larger than love. I learnt too late, after four years of developing parallel loyalties and trust, permanence and commitment, leading up to talk of babies, that absolutely anything can happen and if it can it probably will. I learnt too late that what is most important to us is always most precious at the moment it occurs, and it is precious in its absolute immediacy and not as some vague confirmation of future directions; since the only certain fact, aside from death, is the flimsiness of everything.”

Luke Davies, Isabelle the Navigator