Today I'm thinking about the people in my life.
The ones who hit hard and in the merging left little parts of themselves and took little parts of me.
Men and women, very few, they can still make me cry but not from pain or sadness. They filled my well with cool, clear water and can again make it overflow, washing away the everyday dirt, leaving clarity and joy behind.
When I hear from them the time apart just disappears and we are again having coffee on the patio or scenting the cool ocean breeze, agonizing over costume colors, steaming up the truck windows, shivering in an ice rink, laughing, crying, so much love, so much.
Now, here in my happy place, I realize that I can imagine you here, that I've created a setting that you would know and love, one that would embrace you as I do.