There are comforts in knowing the boundaries of the place you live. Everyone here seems to behave like things are endless.
They would not get closer to the truth that night. They watched a period of hockey in silence. Winkler insisted on doing the dishes. Herman insisted on driving him to the bus stop.
But have heart. Hope is something that can be very dangerous but without it life would be horribly dry. Impossible, even. Take it from me.