Tonight is a perfect night for stargazing. It’s chilly, but not freezing. The sky is clear and dark. The air is crisp and tingles a bit as you draw it in. It’s the kind of night that’s perfect for a blanket on the ground in an out-of-the-way, unlit spot. A night when the right pair of arms (or lips) will keep you just warm enough to want to stay forever.

Time to stare up into the stars, and name the ones you know. Won’t take long (for me). This is the ultimate moment to contemplate together. To speak of wishes and dreams that you don’t dare share anywhere or anytime else, because stars are magic, and they will keep your secrets. Time to enjoy the warmth of the body next to you. Time to feel the delicious contrast between the body heat and the cool night air, and to notice the effect each can have.

As the air gets colder, if you want to stay, you can always wrap up in the blanket—it’s the perfect excuse to get closer and more intimate. When it’s finally too cold, or too late, you will leave with an indelible memory that will always bring a smile to your face. That’s the kind of memory that can last a lifetime.

Yes, tonight is a perfect night for stargazing, but it’s a lousy night to go stargazing alone.

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