I had never liked my name until i heard you say it. Watching the syllables roll off your lips while they slip into a smile is equivalent to watching our hometown pass away through an open window, the serene sensation of the wind blowing through my hair, and blowing away the person i used to be. You found the words to erase the self-portrait my brush always seemed to repaint, no matter how hard i tried to change the ending.
When i asked you what your favourite food was, you said it was just dinner- home cooked chicken and potatoes. You said it reminded you of the easier days when a sunburn after a day at the beach was the worst thing that could ever happen to you.
On the night that was the very beginning of the rest of our lives, In that moonlit cabin, I realized i would be happy passing my days just listening to you talk.