Shaun came home from work the day and greeted me with a hug and a kiss as he always does. As he released me from his embrace, he mentioned that he could tell I still wasn’t feeling very well. I had been sick with a particularly nasty cold and was trying my best to pretend I felt good.
“You want to know how I know?” my Beloved asked. I assumed it had something to do with my pale complexion, wads of tissue and ratty old yoga pants. “It’s because of how you are breathing.” he said.
Apparently I have a certain way of breathing when I don’t feel well. He demonstrated it for me, and all I could do was laugh. You know that you have been married for a really, really long time when your husband can tell how you feel by simply listening to the way you breath.
(We are going to pretend that this conversation never happened the next time I tell him he’s not paying enough attention to me!)