he asked me if i would take a walk with him and so i did.
we walked for a very long time
through all four of the seasons many times over and through mountains of patience
compromise and
sometimes my feet would hurt and blister and i complain,
but he listens to me and supports me while i look for a band aid.
he always reaches out his hand to help me back up when i trip and fall
and smiles at me lovingly.

and then we walk some more.