This afternoon/evening my sweetie and I went downtown, did a bit of shopping, and had a bite to eat. And while all of these events were fine – the browsing was interesting, the food was tasty, the weather was agreeable – the thing I loved the most was simply being in the company of my sweetie. I adore how he and I challenge each other to think both deeply and differently; and how we easily ebb and flow from pensive to playful; and how I feel completely comfortable with him even amid silence. Just being in his presence soothes me, calms me, comforts me. So that’s where I’m headed now – back to the living room, to spend the rest of my evening with a man I am so ridiculously lucky to share my life with.