Putting a Finger on It

It might be glaringly obvious to an onlooker, but it came to me as a bit of an epiphany this morning. That is, trying to grasp what that “happy/sad” feeling is about. Quite simply, I love him so much that I don’t want to deny him anything, and I get very sad and blue when I don’t have to give what he asks for. A bit like if someone literally asked you for the moon, and of course, since you don’t own the moon…

On the other hand, there are five fingers.

I’m remembering our drive to Québec City. The sun was shining and the sky was impecably blue as this song was playing on the CD player.

Holly Cole, I Can See Clearly Now (mp3, 4.0 MB, 4:12)

— I give you the blue sky,” I told him, making a sweeping gesture with my right hand over the dashboard.

— Thank you very much,” he replied, nodding and smiling but pretending to be serious, playing right along.

Such magical moments do help bring things into perspective, don’t they!