"drained of light…"

They shopped, and washed the clothes, and he returned to her home for a few short hours. His departure bore little resemblance to that teenager?s hopeful arrival in the driveway 30 years earlier, played in reverse this time and drained of light. ?We said goodbye,? she said, ?and he walked away in the dark, toward the car.?

After Years Behind Bars, Now a Life on the Run
MICHAEL WILSON, September 8, 2006

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