"I was sure some sort of poison was running through me. I leaned against the window and saw my face in the side mirror. My eyes looked so sad. I was twenty-nine years old, and I wanted to die.
Powerless and afraid, I called out, Help me, God. Please help me.
And suddenly there was this warm, clear light all around me, and I had the sensation of being lifted into it. The experience lasted only a few seconds. My eyes burning with tears, I looked up and saw Sara walking back the the car, the Atlantic Ocean behind her, and these words came to me: For the terrible pain of being alive, I give you love."
He proposes to Sara. He begins, for the first time, to attend synagogue.