2002-03-04 * 1:16 p.m.
Perhaps it's the reward for weathering the recent difficult spell in our communication.
Perhaps it's settling into the new home and making progress on creating a warm, comfortable space.
Perhaps it is the alignment of the planets or the change from Foul February to Marvelous March.
Whatever the cause, there is a shift in our relationship over the past few days that delights me. It's like we're reclaiming our friendship. We are talking freely and openly, calmly and energetically, in a positive and engaged way. We are listening to each other. Sharing our thoughts and feelings. Collaborating. No great mysteries of the universe solved, no revelations to speak of. Yet it feels like the first stages of friendship does. Like it did when we first met. Relaxed. Easy. At peace. As Nate said last night in Six Feet Under, "It's all about flow."