I held her close to me with my eyes closed, wondering if anything in my life had ever been this perfect and knowing at the same time that it hadn’t. I was in love, and the feeling was even more wonderful than I ever imagined it could be.
“Over the years, my father, you know whenever that man had a choice–a choice between doing the right thing and doing the wrong thing, he always broke the wrong way, like clockwork; wrong, wrong, wrong, every single time. So me, you know I try to go the other way: be respectful to women, do my part in ‘Nam–just be a good man, and look where it’s gotten me. When am I gonna get my big break?”