I was reading the January issue of O magazine and came across something that spoke to me so. (Something always speaks to me in O, but I digress.) In an article by Julia Alvarez titled, “Third Time’s the Charm,” there is this:

I used to think that I couldn’t be married because I liked being alone so much. I’m a writer. I love solitude. Don’t get me wrong; I love people, love being part of my noisy, impossibly crowded extended familia … But solitude is my bread and butter … But what I didn’t know until I married Bill is that you can be solitary together.

Hmmmmm. I can really relate to that line of thinking. Until very recently, it always made me feel like a freak. The article was so validating, inspiring even.

Thank you, Julia.

Universe, bring him on.