Last night, or this morning, I was in bed soon after midnight and the Sage (having already had a little zizz) joined me, freshly bathed, soon after. A hug and kiss and I was ready to fall asleep, when he started a business discussion.
Now, a brief exchange of interesting news is one thing, but this was a quite big change of business policy with which I radically disagreed. I said so. He replied. We weren’t quarrelling, you understand, but there was a need for a major discussion here.
“Darling, it’s quarter past midnight and I was nearly asleep. I really don’t want to talk about it now, you can’t land something like that on me at this hour of the night”. Fortunately, he agreed. However, he was not at all sleepy. It was after one o’clock, the last time I looked at the clock.
We discussed it again this morning. It was a splendid discussion, all respectful and forceful without any lack of respect for the other’s view and a clear allowance of space for hearing one viewpoint before coming up with the other’s.
He seems to have agreed with me. Good man. Maybe it was a good thing, explaining my tactics in an argument. We kept very focused and itemised all pros and cons – and then he realised I was right all along.
If he’d been, I’d have said so. I’d have said he was wonderful too. Actually, I might have said that at some time anyway.