As I get older I find that I need very few things in order to be happy.
Sure, I need music, I need film, I need some sort of creative expression or outlet
I need Mike, I need Chas, I need SOME members of my extended family.
I need goals, I need achievement, I need to know that I'm contributing to the world in some way that is exemplary and socially responsible.
What I really need...is Mike's head on my chest as he and I sleep...or the look of wonderment in Chas' eyes that lets me know he is happy and safe.
That both of the most important men in my life are happy and safe. That's what I need to know.
Any night that I know that is a night that I will sleep well.
Tonight I will sleep brilliantly.