Kiss you, Kate
"It was a little death, not being able to make a tale out of the small moments of life and share them with someone for whom they were new."Kate Grenville wins the Commonwealth Writer's Prize for fiction. The quote above is from her most recent novel, The Secret River, which you should just go out and buy and read immediately.
It appears that my ancient neighbour Kev is celebrating her win with some rousing John Denver tapes.