When the fire died out, Lieutenant Cross pulled his poncho over his shoulders and are breakfast from a can.
There was no great mystery, he decided.

"The Things They Carried" | Tim O’Brien

Still, she loves the world for being rude and indestructible, and she knows other people must love it too, poor as well as rich, though no one speaks specifically of the reasons. Why else do we struggle to go on living, no matter how compromised, no matter how harmed?

The Hours | Michael Cunningham