Sep 23, 2012

He generally regretted

"Over on Second Street, the Methodist congregation was singing. The town of Bonners made no other sound. Grainier still went to services some rare times, when a trip to town coincided. People spoke nicely to him there, people recognized him from the days when he'd attended with Gladys, but he generally regretted going. He very often wept in church. Living up in the Moyea with plenty of small chores to distract him, he forgot he was a sad mad. When the hymns began, he remembered."
-- Denis Johnson, Train Dreams