Two different couples come in for a late Valentine’s Day celebration.
They are regulars whom I adore, so it is with great love that I play all of their favorite songs.
However, I can’t help but notice, with one couple, the greater part of dinner is spent in silence, each of them glowing in the screens of their individual phones.
And with the other couple, bright giggles continuously illuminate their conversation.
It shines a light on what I value most in a partner – not photographable good looks, not a good figure, not smarts, not good hair – because I would much rather that he laughs at all my jokes, and can make me laugh in return.