Nicole Krauss, The History of Love (via atp-)

(Source: decembrist, via atp--deactivated20121129)

Let’s stand under a tree,” she said.
“Why?”
“Because it’s nicer.”
“Maybe you should sit on a chair, and I’ll stand above you, like they always do with husbands and wives.”
“That’s stupid.”
“Why’s it stupid?”
“Because we’re not married.”
“Should we hold hands?”
“We can’t.”
“But why?”
“Because, people will know.”
“Know what?”
“About us.”
“So what if they know?”
“It’s better when it’s a secret.”
“Why?”
“So no one can take it from us.