Once again, the world changes....
Feel of firm feet beneath my hands, stretch of flexing fingers, scent of savory powder (better for feet than massage oil), sight of large lupine head on the pillows, wearing a tiny Mona Lisa smile, sound of his purr-like grumbles of appreciation.
Cushy plush down comforter and heated waterbed beneath, warm fur atop my naked skin, contented purrs vibrate against me, through me, huge depths of green eyes gaze at me, unreadable.
Warm sun rains down on face and neck and hands, seeps into heart, heartening, singing of sundrenched days to come.
Taste of dreams and hope in my mouth.