The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart:|
only love of a man's life. Not the love of yesterday, but of
to-day and to-morrow.
All the fierce repression of the last weeks was gone. She began
to suffer. She saw Dick coming home, perhaps high with hope that
whatever she knew she would understand and forgive. And she saw
herself failing him, cold and shut away, not big enough nor woman
enough to meet him half way. She saw him fighting his losing
battle alone, protecting David but never himself; carrying Lucy
to her quiet grave; sitting alone in his office, while the village
walked by and stared at the windows; she saw him, gaining harbor
after storm, and finding no anchorage there.
The Breaking Point