Tarot of the Hidden Realm (Llewellyn, 2013), a card comes out which I had already read about over on Prince Le Normand's blog: the Two of Cups.
Two figures sit, looking quite alike with their long, tumbled brown hair and identical flower garlands. The one on the right looks down at the cup in her (according to the companion book) hand. She also has a tattoo on her face. Although they sit close together, these two don't gaze at one another, as so many Two of Cups characters do. Each seems happy with their own thoughts, together without having to be focused on one another.
In this, I see a level of comfort with one another. It isn't the passionate connection where you can't take your eyes off the other person. It is more the enduring love where you don't need to express everything, it is understood. And where you can each be your own person, knowing the other supports and cherishes you for yourself.
My Dear One and I are often like this, sitting together reading or surfing, occasionally sharing a tidbit that especially pleases us. Hopefully, we may have a little time today to find that sense of quiet and peace in each other's company, perhaps once we're home and Big Boy is in bed. It's been a lovely weekend, but quite busy with family.
I am grateful for a partner who loves and accepts me for who I am.