Time went on when the man kept being a man. Outside, the woman thought and pondered on the bench as the dog barked nearby. It was calm. The dog’s bark reminded her of the control she had over the man. She pondered on how things were going. Should I let him in further? How can I further guide this man? Was all of this done out of love? Or was she playing with him? What was the advantage? Maybe it is love? She chooses to be here. She is empowered to do what she wants. She’s in control. She laughs as the dog barks. Hoping her husband returns.