I hope we can love Johnny more … and leave behind us, as he did, the love of love, the love of life.

Rather than grieve for his death, Frances seeks a different way to remember Johnny—by thinking of his joy of life. She admits that she may cry while out on a boat, thinking of the fun Johnny would have had, but this also bolsters her appreciation of the world around her. She cannot answer any of the big questions about death, but these small joys add up to one big answer: love. She also takes comfort in knowing that Johnny has influenced not only herself, but others.