As Spencer peeled off his T-shirt, I stole a glance, suddenly stirred by his beauty but also determined not to go home and fantasize about it. Because of this, he found it in someone else. Running errands one day, I listened in my car to a recording of a roundtable discussion on sex and marriage led by Tim and Kathy Keller, the prominent Christian couple from New York City, and I remember nodding in agreement when they said that for people who commit to it, practiced chastity actually makes it possible to go for long stretches with a noticeably tamed sex drive. Too much industry could shatter the crystalline core of her songs in eight measures or less.
We both said so often. See into and around. Others lift you up to the skies, make you weep with joy or gnash your teeth in despair.