I got a message on facebook from an American friend. She loves languages and had just discovered that in Norway we don´t say "boyfriend" or "girlfriend", but we use the word kjæreste, which is gender neutral and means dearest. Terje has been my kjæreste for 37 years now, and the other afternoon my dearest and I walked hand in hand through St. Stephen´s Green.
Walking like this, in the low afternoon autumn sun, hand in hand with your kjæreste is like getting a double doze of life. You live though your own heart, and also through the heart of the one you love.
As dusk fell, we went over to St.Patrick´s Cathedral and evensong.
Oh. how I love the anglical tradition of evensongs.