"We were pretending to be fishing but really we were learning how to make love. We were trying all sorts of ways of making love to see how we fit together as bodies and companions without family and friends around to shape us with their emotions and expectations, and seeing what ways of making love made us deeper with each other and what ways were just acrobatics or showing off. We were trying to make love absolutely with every muscle and every shred of our attentions.
Maybe, thinking about it now, we were trying to figure out how to make love in such a way as to make time no matter at all, or defeat it for a while. Which we did for a while."
Mink River - Brian Doyle