2. "He had too much fun teasing the boy over the real meaning of the words in The Song of Solomon or Pope’s The Rape of the Lock. Read that verse to me again, Ty said, smiling. You ran over it so fast I missed most of the words. Janna tilted her head down to the worn pages of the Bible and muttered, ‘ Vanity of vanities . . . all is vanity.’ That’s Ecclesiastes, Ty drawled. You were reading The Song of Solomon and a woman was talking about her sweetheart. ‘My beloved is gone down into his garden, to tubes of spices, to feed in the gardens . . .’ Now what do you suppose that really means, boy? He was hungry, Janna said succinctly. Ah, but for what? Ty asked, stretching. When you know the answer, you’ll be a man no matter what your size or age."
- Elizabeth Lowell, Reckless Love