*His observed indifference to photography seemed callous at first.
*Michael wondered if they had yet marked the sound of his felt-tipped pen rasping against the page.
*It was unfair, now that she mentioned it, for him to have expected that the profession would be received in any other manner.
*The autumn was coming soon, the sweater season, and with it innumerable chilly days until the spring anniversary.
*He fingered his joints in mournful anticipation of the arthritis that was to come decades hence.
*The clips on the line continued to rap their senseless cadence against the flagpole long after the families had departed.