on the difficulty of seeing those closest to us
You're most welcome, Emily.
This is a lovely tribute to Nico, but also a fine description of the complexity, difficulty and indescribable pleasure of being in love with and kind to that other self that a partner is.
A great essay, Emily. Thank you for writing it. Congratulations to Nico on his new book.
Emily, this is one of the most beautiful essays I’ve ever read. I just ordered Nico’s book and look forward to reading it. And I’m listening to my husband talk to his brother, thinking about how we’ve been married for 47 years and how much I love him. Thank you for this lovely testament to your husband.
Beautiful essay and good reminder for anyone in a relationship. Sometimes we forget the other parts of our partners.
I’d like to read his book someday.