We were driving down the road, making our way from the freeway towards our hiking getaway for the day. Lately, it feels like our time together has been accompanied by others. We needed this alone time.
At the light, he fumbled with his phone, changing the music from Black Keys to a completely different genre. He turned it up as we began to roll again, the soulful lyrics caught my attention.
He began singing along…
I, I’m so in love with you
Whatever you want to do is all right with me
‘Cause you make me feel so brand new
And I want to spend my life with you
My heartbeat began to quicken. Could this be…something more than just music playing? Could this be the moment I’d been dreaming of for the past 5+ years?
I listened. Happiness oozed from my every pore.
Let me say that since, baby, since we’ve been together
Loving you forever is what I need
Oh let me be the one you come running to
I’ll never be untrue
Then, it hit me. I shook myself out of the daydream and back to reality. This was just him singing a song that he liked. This was NOT a proposal in the making.
Quickly, I turned my head towards the window and pushed back the tears. Focusing on my breath, I found my way back to the sweetness of the moment — for there was something here in this moment for me to enjoy. I just had to let go of the dream and be happy to just be together with the one I love….
…for as long as it lasts.
Oh let’s, let’s stay together
Lovin’ you whether, whether
Times are good or bad, happy or sad, alright, oh yeah
Whether times are good or bad, happy or sad