"Sometimes it would stop raining long enough for the stars to come out. and then it was nice. it was just like before the sun goes to bed down on the bayou. there was always a million sparkle on the water. like that mountain lake. it was so clear, jenny. it looked like there were two skies, one on top of the other. and then in the dessert, when the sun comes up. i could’t tell where heaven stop and the earth began. it was so beautiful."