SHe saves her kisses for when her heart jumps. She straddles my lap when she needs to be heard. She has 13 different smiles that range from “that was a terrible joke” to “I love this freaking dog” to “I love you” She covers her eye like a pirate to nail a bullseye. She loves Fleetwood and blues brothers and wonderland avenue. Her kisses can be apologies or declarations of love. They can be quick pecks or longed for desires. I can read the words tattooed on her tongue without her ever having to speak them. This seems to work out well for both of us.