The world’s most contented couple

Crossing to Safety, by Wallace Stegner

In my experience, the world’s happiest man is a young professor building bookcases, and the world’s most contented couple is composed of that young professor and his wife, in love, employed, at the bottom of a depression from which it is impossible to fall further, and entering on their first year as adults, not preparing any longer but finally into their lives.

Crossing to Safety, Wallace Stegner

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