I walked four miles in warm, windy weather under a bright sun. The weather would change to blustery, with dark clouds and rain after I finished.

Inside, after my walk, I stripped off my sweaty clothes and savored the free feeling that only nudity offers. My imagination put aside the reality of differing libidos and values and inhibitions as I fancied myself deliberately making love with my wife. Tasting her body, caressing her, feeling her kisses on my skin. Taking her with certainty, authority, and power.