Joanna had been happily single for years when we met, and when we started dating she was about to leave the state. Instead, I persuaded her to wait a few months to leave, until I was ready to go with her.

In part because of what she calls that “sorcery” on my part (and partly because it touches on the feelings that come with suddenly being with someone who sees you — and makes you see yourself — in a new way), she identifies with this song from Bonnie Raitt (written and also performed by Jackson Browne), one of our favorite artists. Lyrics here, with video below: