But still, an important step. A first step toward, if not normalcy, then something approaching it. A cherished moment of quiet togetherness during a time that has allowed both of us precious little of it.
So when I pulled out the smartphone and gave her my little I'm-about-to-have-a-little-fun smile, and she returned her little smile of understanding permission, it was a sign that we were somehow still ourselves, still the finish-each-other's-thoughts pair we've always been. Changed, of course. But still...us.
More on this soon. But for now, I wanted to start the week off with hope and a flash of brightness in the distance.