The day has been long, spent going over photos of a beautiful wedding, business plans, and marketing. My mind is tired. I decide to leave my desk for some fresh air and in search of inspiration. I walk leisurely to the grocers to pick up items for dinner. Fresh zucchini and tomatoes – ripe and vibrant. Bright yellow lemons where the aroma is a light citrus and revitalizing. A white seabass ready to be prepared and a fresh basil plant. I bring my goods home and am excited to cook for my love.
The basil fills our home with the smell of earth and herbs. Mixed with the freshly squeezed lemon, our kitchen is intoxicating. He comes home and opens a bottle of chilled Pino Grigio and we toast to each other. We take our meal to our white table, and the first bite is warm, fresh, and spicy – perfect! He is proud of me and my work. He loves it when I prepare meals for him and I enjoy his admiration. After resting on the couch and the chatter of our day has decreased we separate to work at our separate desks. We stay there until the sun dips low below the horizon, and with eyes too tired to keep open any longer we fall into bed together, wrapped two into one.