Rain pours down in sheets,
soaking blue jeans and a once warm,
comfortable sweater. Grudgingly, I
climb into my pickup truck and dread the
hour ride stretched out menacingly before me.
But I crank the new album I downloaded and watch
time and trees fly by until I reach the exit, and
pull off the highway – following back roads to a
familiar driveway where I’m greeted by the
aroma of many cheeses and freshly cooked
bacon. Sizzling together in the oven, waiting for me to
consume greedily. Soon I’m sitting on our
usual blue couch. Netflix loading, I pull you close, a
heaping bowl of your homemade Mac & Cheese in my lap.
Waiting impatiently for The Shining to cover the screen.
Wiggling into a comfortable position, in sweatpants and an
over sized flamingo T-shirt, I’m mesmerized by the
comfort and familiarity I’ve found of in this
lifestyle we’ve created – together.