Richard came home just in time to see that I was dropping off the keys to our apartment for the last time. He took a moment to look around the empty apartment quietly.

“You’re just in time,” I said.

“Indeed,” he agreed.

“Would you like to see the new house?”

“Are there trees?” he asked.

“Seven of them,” I answered. “Great grandfather trees. And a wonderful ravine a few blocks away, with a little creek and a waterfall. Great places to sit quietly and write. You’ll like it.”

Richard nodded his approval. I took his hand and together we closed the door on the two bedroom apartment forever.