The hot and cold times, unseasonal and unexpected. Brutal storms dividing peaceful interludes. Endless days with too-brief nights. Contrapuntal changes in the music of the years. Yes: Life together. We were giants, in our way, towering above what besieged us, sometimes to our own surprise. With time, without warning though predictable, the ground beneath us shifts in increments. Some around us fail, fall, become the wreckage of old dreams. And we, our stories joined, carved deep into our surface, stand among the lucky, leaning on each other.