This memoir is about love and death. It is a story about two strong, artistic people who have lived together and supported each other with love until the very end. The narrative begins when Helen and Ed learn that Ed's melama, which has been cured for two years, returns with a vengeance. By the time it is diagsed, it is entrenched in Ed's body, and the most they can hope for from chemotherapy is to delay Ed's death by a few months. Ed chooses to live as long as chemo will keep him alive, in order to stay with Helen. The couple have been together for thirty-five years. Interspersed with the chronicle of caregiving are happy memories of their marriage. The story ends in their home in Palo Alto, with Ed on a Hospice hospital bed, in the company of friends and family, Helen's head resting on his chest until his breathing stops.