There is a certain kind of verbal charisma that can be take your breath away ... and she effortlessly commands the spirited sort of charismatic presence and voice that drive unwary men to foolishly fall in love (and I am quite aware how many already have). But conversational synchronicity, even absent romantic subtext, is a fantastically uplifting experience - and given what I need right now, is more than enough.
Aggregate hours spent this weekend on the phone with one individual: 12 hours.
Best quote from this weekend's conversation:
Saying 'let's remain friends' after a breakup is code word for 'let's keep tabs on each other so we can figure out who made the bigger mistake in ending the relationship'
Sometimes, one can despair at humanity's capacity for cruelty and horror. That, more than anything else, is why it is good to remember how much power a single individual can have to remind us of its sweetness.