There is something about two overstuffed chairs, sitting side by side, that warms my heart.
One of the hardest parts about being an introvert is balancing the exhaustion that comes from being with people and the boredom that results after too much time by myself. Though it is wonderful in many ways, a day filled with coffee with friends, church, or other random adventures generally leaves me simply wanting to be home in my pajamas. Going to work often has the same effect. And yet, there is only so much alone time that I can really take. So, the two chairs, side by side, with each of its occupants happily engrossed in their own world, presents the perfect solution. And the holding hands? Well, that’s just the cherry on top.
p.s. You know this scene in Up? That’s what I’m talking about.