A Passing Thought
Mme and I were having a discussion as we walked to work (her work. I'm as yet underemployed) about the things that sometimes happen to couples.
"I think," quoth she "that we're good enough friends that even if things didn't work out we'd still live together."
Naturally my first thought was to wonder why the hell that thought had ever crossed her mind.
However, on second thought we've both heard of couples separated by time, distance, and circumstance, so it's fairly natural to consider a future under which we might find ourselves one of those couples.
"Well," I returned "We haven't seen Mum and Dad's house since the remodelling. It wouldn't surprise me to discover that they'd moved into twin beds or even separate rooms. I mean, Mum snores something historic!"
"Wait" I second-thoughted, "Why would Dad care? He's deaf nowadays."
Mother Nature is a true romantic sometimes.