from The Eden Express:
The warmth from where our arms and legs had been touching spread over my whole body and became everything. Time and place meant nothing, there was just being next to her and a deeper feeling of peace and joy than I had ever known. How long had we been lying like this? I had no idea. It could have been minutes or years. It was infinite. It was enough. It was a happy ending. (page 133)
I think Mark is a better writer than Pops... of course, the above paragraph is taken entirely out of context, as if something like that love scene were actually in the works.