imaginary outfit: clichéd

Pretty pajamas, unruly flowers, diamond rings with a message, a heart-shaped box of chocolates. A funny romantic movie and a glass of something that bubbles. Utterly predictable, and completely appealing to me at this particular season of my life. Every day is so new — new teeth, new houses, new balances to strike — that the smallest familiar thing is a comfort.

To Hugh I'm stability, continuity and calm. That's the ballast that's keeping me steady; that, and Sean, our memories and plans and hopes for our life, and all the family and friends who cheer us on as we keep inching forward.

Love, love, love. So much love. And tiredness. So much tiredness. Happy Valentine's Day.