The realities of a long marriage, the forgiveness required for the many mistakes made, the togetherness and routines that foster closeness, all of these are told with clear and sometimes brutal honesty.
Does love stop when one partner gets sick? What will one spouse do for another, when one is in a place literally and figuratively, that the other cannot go? I love so many stories that Munro has written, but have never read this one. This is one I will not soon forget, that will stay with me because I so loved the ending and the honesty shown in this novella.