Lovemaking, Dani realizes, is rarely one discrete event. Rather, it is the befores, afters, in-betweens, and almosts strung together into one cohesive continuum that informs and sustains intimacy.
(Thirteen years of a loving relationship, built, explored, and cherished.)
- Part 1 of Afterglow Universe
It’s May of 1988. A week in the High Sierra marks Dani and Jamie’s last major adventure before fully dedicating themselves to The Leafling. On the way east from San Francisco, Jamie picks up a field notebook on a whim. Evidently, she has something important to articulate about her companion. Through the dense evergreen spires and majestic granite cliffs springs a new river that shall carry and quench them through the rest of their lives. Jamie need only drink from it.
(Or, how Jamie realises she’s in love.)
- Part 2 of Afterglow Universe