We were all beautiful once.

...We always forgave him those bipolar Dionysian episodes, because at heart there was something innocent about him, sweet and serious.

And now he was here in my place and we were talking about the meaning of life. A 61-year-old man and a 64-year-old woman who shared many youthful memories of that intense little country in the tropics many decades ago. The moment was going to be bittersweet.