Dinner ended not with dessert but, instead, a fabulously honest conversation about where “things” are at, and then a walk home in the rain under a big umbrella. The evening itself ended with a hug and, then, a brief kiss. “You’re happier than you’ve sounded in a while,” said Uncle Eddie when I called to give him a recap. “Savor this sober moment.” And, oh, I am. Yes, I am.