We recently wrapped up the tiling stage of a bathroom remodel—years in the making and, what with the missing toilet and door and vanity and whatnot, many months from completion. But the shower works beautifully and the tile is lovely and the light through the new glass block insert to the south is the best in the house. The passage is a bit from Wallace Stegner's classic Angle of Repose, a lifelong favorite of ours. It's from a climactic scene, as it were, and it's visceral and Western and the sentences are clear and declarative and true. Worth sitting for a brief spell to consider.