A touching description of how love can be constant and yet changing. This is a long standing and quietly happy marriage, and over time the fulcrum has shifted. And the love they share sets things to rights when they have an off moment.
And he loved her too, but his love had changed. What had once been central in their relationship had faded into the background, and what had once seemed of lesser importance had become central. See another quotation on the bonds holding this marriage together.
Source: Vasily Grossman, Everything Flows, trans. Robert and Elizabeth Chandler with Anna Aslanyan (London: Vintage Books, 2011), p. 13
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