Solitude, though, is a necessity. Solitude can take many forms in our life. It can be as simple as one of us listening to music while the other watches tv or reads. Or, Dave taking a nap in the afternoon, which gives me that chance to catch up on social media or my writing.
On some days, though, a physical separation is necessary for our peace of mind and sanity. Yesterday was one of those days. I had wanted to go back to St. Simons Island before we left to see a few areas we'd missed our first go around. I also wanted to just go back and stroll through the shops and catch the Island vibe so prevalent there.
It was a great couple of hours. I took a leisurely stroll through the shops, looking at all the tourist tchochkes that I wasn't interested in buying. I stopped and had a gelato in my favorite flavor and spent an anjoyable half an hour, talking to the clerk, who grew up in an area that I used to live in. I'm always amazed at hos small our world truly is.
After, I went back home, rejuvenated and happy to be home again.
And that's how we stay happily married :)