It turned out that it was karaoke night at that establishment, and I could not pass up a chance I thought I might never have again; I went to the DJ's table and left a request. When my turn came, I introduced my performance with "This is for someone very, very special." It was Neil Diamond's Play Me. I sang to her. I watched her look back at me. At the refrain, our eyes met. "You are the Sun, I am the Moon, you are the words, I am the tune, Play Me."
As I came down from my room this morning, she was on her couch, waking from sleep. We watched a DVD. I took her hand, I softly caressed her shoulder. I told her that I love her. In all of my life, that was the most intimate moment I have ever known.
Then, the dogs wanted to be let out.