I looked up from my laptop across the living room at her, her head also buried in her laptop. Once again physically we were together in the same room but mentally and emotionally we may as well been on different continents. For too long now we had gone through the motions. Committed more to our work than we were too each other. Chasing professional and monetary success but forgotten in that chase was that feeling we had when all we had was each other. That anticipation of seeing each other’s smile. The warmth of being in each other presence. The safety of being in each other’s embrace and the feel of our lips pressed against each other’s. We had convinced ourselves that our happiness could be found in a number and that through hard work we would achieve that number and have everything we wanted in life. But like I said in our chase for this happiness we forgot about what truly made us happy, we forgot about each other.
So I put down my work and walked across the living room to her. I pushed her laptop aside and before she could speak pulled her close and kissed her like I hadn’t kissed her in years. Every bit of passion I had kept hidden from her over the years. Every time I had wanted to tell her how much I loved her but didn’t because we were too busy all delivered in a single kiss. A single kiss joining two souls that once were inseparable back together again.
She looked at me, a bit confused, and asked where did that come from? But before I could respond she placed her finger on my lips to quiet me and said to me you don’t need to say it your kiss did that just fine and yes I missed us too.
From that day on we never took each other for granted again. We never let work or the pursuit of money come between us again. Sure we still strived for professional success but we made sure to keep that chase in perspective. Now years later when I wake up and see her when I walk in the door and gaze upon her beauty, when she smiles at me for no other reason but to smile at me, no matter what else is going on in our world at that moment my heart skips a beat, I tell her I love her and then I pull her close and kiss her because after all my love for her is the biggest success of my life