"I'm looking at the stars, he said"

Awake after a series of dreams, Tomas has been staring at the sleeping Tereza while feeling “an ineffable love for her.” When she awakes, he gifts her with a loving lie that results in her falling asleep and having a good dream (in other words, in support of the narrator’s criticism of Freud -- see Bookmark, page 59 -- Tomas participates in the imaginative creativity of the dreaming process). This presages the happiness they will soon find together in the country.