When you sit on the couch with a hot cup of tea with the aim of reading a few more pages in a book and one of the cats jumps in your lap to curl up and purr, you smile. She’s so cute. When the other cat jumps on the couch and curls up next to you, you want the moment to last forever. And you stay as to not disrupt this perfect moment. No matter how many errands you need to run, dishes that need to be cleaned, or things to put away, you just stay. You sit quietly, read through the chapter, and then another, while the cats are getting sleepy. Those are the moments I love. The quiet, not-so-lonely solitude with a good book, a cup of tea, and no hurry to be anywhere but here.