How to fall in love again-                      

 

I.

Don’t fall.

Falling is inevitably followed by crashing.

-Instead, Fold into each other

--Grow out of one another

 

II.

Drink Jameson and dance to reggae

 Discover you both love mint chocolate chip its-its

  dream of raising a boxer/pit puppy

Share music, and books—fall in love with his books

 

III.

Smoke a spliff & watch him draw

Love the concentration and care in his eyes while he works

Fall asleep listening to sound of his pencils dance on paper

 

IV.

Have a naked shoulder ride to the vaulted ceiling of a rented Memphis room on a determined mosquito hunt.

Fall to the bed laughing satisfied with the promise of a buzz free nights sleep.

V.

Feed each other fried pickles

 

VI.

Share ghost stories and Ethiopian food.

 

VII.

Get caught in the rain driving through Georgia.

Watch lightening hit the highway.

  

VIII.

Tell each other cheesy things in redneck southern accents

“I love you like a biscuit loves butter, like Nawlins loves jazz…”

 

IX.

Give yourself permission.