He knew it was about time we sat down quietly & privately. Close, & face to face we were. Almost immediately he took hold of both my hands with his. Looking up at me & squarely into my eyes, his voice began to rumble connecting with my insides. I love when that happens. Never letting go nor losing eye contact we spoke to one another, gently & lovingly. Our togetherness was the subject. No pressure. No rush. Nothing else mattered then. We talked until we were in full agreement about what would be next for us. Still, with my hands in his, he came in closer with his bearded cheek to my cheek & whispered the kindest words to me. I exhaled slowly, peacefully, with my head leaning into him. Sealed with the softest most solid of kisses we were on our way to forever.