By Mac Guerreiro
“Come watch football with me”
It was a command accompanied by a gentle tone and extended hand. Eye took it remembering moments in my past in which eye would have remained on the bed. Curling up into a ball, hiding away within myself. My awareness of this pattern is pretty new although he needed no time to figure out a solution.
Eye remember that exact moment when he said “I should have just held you” in reference to a time in which we’d had a disconnect. It rang so loudly through me eye couldn’t help but think back “that would work.” No one had ever noticed this tendency of mine to ball up and hide (myself included) much less consciously or unconsciously known what to do about it. Somehow he figured it out on the first try.