A few favorite quotes from Jan Karon's first Mitford book.
"What do you want to talk about?"
"Everything and nothing. What you did today, what I did today, what we'll do tomorrow. About God and how He's working in our lives. About my work, about your work, about life, about love, about what's for dinner, and how the roses are doing... Life is short," she said.
"He would pray for rain and take her walking in it."
"He loved the sound of any laughter, but hers was a laughter that ignited something in his spirit."
"He bounded through the hedge and into his yard and saw her standing in his door. She opened the door for him and held it wide as he came up the steps, and for one fleeting moment suspended in time, he sensed that he had come at last to a destination he'd been running toward all his life."