Put on your sweater and overcoat, and pull on your wellies. Come, walk with me. We won't go very far, just into my backyard for a few moments - just long enough to feel the icy air on our faces, and see our breath swirl before us as we exhale.
Slide your arm through mine and move in close, if we're careful we won't slip on the wet grass, but if we do, we can save each other from falling.
It's raining softly, the clouds hang heavy and low overhead. Droplets glisten on leaves and reflect the light - like tiny stars twinkling in a sea of green. Our minds are clear and alert, and we tune into the magic that lies before us - the ordinary, the everyday, yes, but somehow today (maybe because we are sharing this moment together) everything appears more real, more vivid and more beautiful.
We embrace the stillness and breathe without words. With rain on our noses and eyelashes, we huddle a little closer together, and soak in each others warmth.
We smile and head back inside, removing wet layers as we go. The kettle is on and John is playing in the background. Let's sit for a while. We can sip our chai and flick through magazines. We can talk some and laugh a lot, and maybe even cry - just a little.
Have a wonderful weekend x