Nadja drove me home tonight.

I said, “Think of how many times we’ve stopped at that light, and driven around that corner.” She said, “That’s a happy thought.” When we got to my house I said, “Goodnight Nadja,” and she said, “Yeah.” We kissed and she left.

“You don’t live too far away,” she said, “not in my book.”

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Nadja drove me home tonight.

And life is a pattern,

rather than a set of specifics, so it’s best to guide your time with tendencies and rhythms than to worry about any specific destination. I should say, I will do my best to make every interaction beneficial to those involved, rather than pick a person and an outcome and bet my happiness on that specific resolution.

And life is a pattern,