This post continues my theme of drawing wisdom from Ursula Le Guin’s Orsinian Tales. You can check out some of my previous posts for a more detailed summary of the book and the story I’m presently drawing from, Conversations at Night. Suffice to say it’s a story of unlikely love forming despite all sorts of adversity.
They are in a poor part of a poor country. They are economically and politically oppressed. They feel trapped within their society. The people around them do not have ample opportunities to make it in life and they have less. He is blind so he cannot fulfill his duty as a man to support a woman. Their families encourage them both to find other people.