Slices of heaven on earth: Sitting on the deck under a star-filled night with good company, good music and a good bottle of wine. Walking along the shoreline collecting shells and driftwood as the water washes over my feet. Sitting on the beach with the sun on my face listening to the sound of the crashing waves. Hiking in the woods photographing nature. Driving the back roads checking out mom-and-pop shops and cafes. Cycling in the countryside and stopping for a picnic along the way. Embarking on a new adventure. Traveling to new places and digging deeper than the Top 10 tourist spots. Laughing until it hurts and the tears start to flow. Sailing down the slopes feeling the cold stinging my face. Drifting on a body of water. Watching flames dance. Watching the sunrise with the promise of a new day. Sunsets filled with glorious colors. Feeling the grass between my toes. Roads to nowhere. Sea breezes. A child’s laugh.
Sharing my life with someone who has a great sense of humor, substance, honesty, intelligence, and loads of passion. Someone with whom I can laugh, try new things, be silly, spoil, share secrets, and enjoy life’s little nothings that mean so much.
I’m a bit of a paradox—compassionate and sarcastic all rolled into one.