Caroline: That's what happens when you fall in love and get married. You start a new life and leave the old one behind. Mary: Is that what happened to you? Caroline: Sure. It happens to everybody.
Mary: What kind of a world did you leave behind?
Caroline: I can't remember. Oh, if I think back to the time before I met and married your Pa...it's like I don't even know that girl. The things she wanted to do, the places she wanted to go, the person she wanted to be. Things change so. You get married, and you have one another to look out for. A house to build, crops to grow. Children to raise, feed, and clothe. Bills to pay. Mary: And that'll happen to us, too.
Caroline: But you'll be glad, for all of it. You leave one world behind, and you go on to the new. And you forget the dreams you had before.
Mary: Will John forget about his poetry?
Caroline: Well, your Pa still plays his fiddle, doesn't he?