I've been a little bit of a downer recently with the first lines I've highlighted. I haven't love them all. And I am going to continue the trend today.
"I told you last night that I might be gone sometime, and you said, Where, and I said, To be with the Good Lord, and you said, Why, and I said, Because I'm old, and you said, I don't think you're old."
Hmmmmm, pretty shady punctuation, isn't it? For my taste, it's far too meandering, too random, too loosy goosy. The novel is Gilead by Marilynne Robinson. And, having said all of this, I think I can predict what the rebuttal will consist of.