"It's been a good life," said Rafe. "I came at least once almost every day and many days I came two, three, even four times. Much more when I was younger.
"Why, for a few years there I think I hardly ever accomplished anything else. I got fired from jobs, passed over for promotions, left out of important things I wanted to be part of, but if I went to bed knowing I'd managed to get off I knew it had been a good day."
"You know," said Rhonda, "I can barely hear a word you're saying. Could you try to speak a little louder?"