There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it. - George Bernard Shaw
standing in the yard, a solid member of the community, grown- up and reliable: the kind of guy you'd trust to give advice to your children, the kind you'd nominate to run for chair of your civic organization - he's standing in the yard, at three a. m., in his pajama bottoms, holding a half-full glass of milk, keeping company with the crazy, up-all-night mocking- bird, watching stars that blink faintly through the static of the street lamps, and weeping softly weeping.
(word list: yard, member, advice, grown (adj), run (v))