Normally, I am the one to go out of the country while my wife Vivian, who only sometimes travels with me, minds all of the day to day “stuff” of the home. This week I have not been adding loads of frequent flyer miles to my account. I have been at home by myself and Vivian is in The Dominican Republic. I don’t like it. Eating by myself is no fun. I skipped running because who wants to do that alone. I watched a romantic comedy one night and almost lost it. I even caught myself talking to myself.
I miss late night cups of tea together. I miss discussing the book or articles we are reading. I even miss humdrum stuff we often do together like pulling the clean dishes out of the dishwasher.
This short (compared to my son who is in Iraq) time apart has at least refocused me a bit. What is most important to me? What is really worth my time and attention. I could go through a whole list of things, some truly valuable, but nothing compares to time spent with Vivian.
I miss you Vivian
And if there are any typos or grammatical errors in this post…well…Vivian is the one who usually does the editing and she isn’t here. One good thing about being alone…I can leave the toilet seat up without worrying about the consequences.
Photograph of Vivian in Puerto Rico (Nikon D3s, 24-120mm f4 @46mm, 1/160 sec, f5.6, ISO400)