There is a wonderful Hoagy Carmichael/Frank Loesser tune, Two Sleepy People, that just sprang to mind. There have been numerous performances, but Fats Waller’s take on the song, is perhaps the most memorable. ( Although Christopher Lloyd and Marilu Henner did a wonderful rendition on a Taxi episode.)
“Two Sleepy people by dawn’s early light, too much in love to say Good Night ” is the last line.
I was thinking about that, because I remember that New Relationship Excitement where simply being in each other’s company was the most powerful of aphrodisiacs. Then we get “used to each other” and the excitement wears off, even though Love is still there, felt, perhaps, even more profoundly.
I went up early, way early. Maybe too early, but I just wanted to be with J. I brushed my teeth, got ready for bed. We watched an I Love Lucy DVD. And I fell asleep, a couple of times. I got up to finish the laundry, pack J’s lunch, and think about the day.
Now I am sleepy, a little wistful. For the time I was with her, lying in bed, Lucy,Ricky, Ethel, and Fred keeping us company, I felt close and happy. My joints didn’t ache as much. And I want more of that closeness.
Let’s see what happens.