We arrived at the lakeside restaurant from different starting points in our respective cars, both of us finding an ease in the presence of the other. Seated around a table of 12, we passed food, lifted our glasses, and engaged in conversation for a few hours with people we knew and some we did not. And then we drove home.
J: "I came away from that dinner with such gratitude that I am in a relationship with you, dear."
M: "And I was thinking the same thing."
Oh the wonder of it all!