"The green eyes and brown summer skin and slim legs and shapely little fingers. Other things, too— subtle things. The way her hand fit precisely into his. How the sun had turned her hair almost white at the temples. Back in college, he remembered, she used to lie in bed and grasp her own feet like a baby and tell funny stories and giggle and roll around and be happy. All these things and a million more."

-Tim O’Brien, In the Lake of the Woods