Why any love, Hugh?

“Why any love, Hugh?  Since I was tiny I’ve known that someone loved me and wanted me specially.  I don’t know why He does.  I’m perfectly happy in the world.  I’m not running, I assure you.  He doesn’t insist.  He doesn’t even push.  He just waits.  He won’t love me any less if I say no.  Only I don’t want to say no.”  She kissed him on the forehead, the way he’d once kissed her mother.

When she left, he felt very old.

~exceprt from Ascent Into Hell, by Andrew M. Greeley


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