The Unbearable Lightness of Being Part 6, Chapter 7 Summary
Ten years later, Sabina is living in America.
An American friend of hers, a Senator, takes her on a day trip with his children. As they watch his children running around on a grassy lawn, he says that the image of them playing is what he calls happiness.
What he is smiling at, though, is an understanding of Sabina's escape from Communist Europe.
Sabina knows, however, that his smile is the same smile as that of the Communist statesmen in Prague looking down at the parades on the street.