ever say a true thing, or a thing that felt true, and get slapped down for it, hard, and then feel that it was even truer, or at least imminently reasonable, and so become very attached to this offhand but nevertheless true-feeling remark, so much so that you might even marry it, or at least ask it to consider marrying you, even though you never thought yourself the marrying type, not until being pushed into the corner with this blushing little thing you said that seems so goddamned and at-this-moment true?

I have.