sometimes, you get those stand-still moments.....at least i do!......when you zoom back to an old memory or expectation, and then back to the present. i personally find expectations to be unkind masters, demanding more than reality can hold. but, in some cases, they highlight sweetness.
last night, i watched the first three hours of A&E "Pride and Prejudice". with my husband. at his initiation. and he LOVED it. i was watching him more than the movie.....he has never heard the story before, so it was all new. he sees things that i miss, appreciates personalities (cough, mr bingley, cough) that i had previously underrated.
p&p, the book i'd loved more than any other for years and years, that now i was enjoying it with my husband. i'd "realized" years ago that if i wanted to share this story with my man, i would need to really make it up to him, and have low expectations for his enjoyment. such sweetness to unlearn that realization.