If I ask David what he is interested in, he will say, “I don’t know. I don’t have time for interests.” He would sound like a very uninteresting person.
Alas, over the years and with 2 kids in tow, we have gradually become more interested in financial matters and the daily maintenance of life than in activities that bring us mental escape. It is only fitting since parenthood, with its trials and rewards, brings the greatest joy of all.
These days we can only cast our eyes backwards and glimpse with faint recognition at the people we used to be before we had kids. One of the many good things is that we have peace with all the changes that happened during our life together.
Another good thing is we have been together long enough for me to know very well what David likes to do. I can only hope that one day there will be a balance between what we need to do and what we enjoy doing.
David likes swimming at night when he can float on his back to look at the stars. He likes looking at the moon and planets through our telescope. He likes philosophy. He enjoys reading non-fiction and composing poems. He loves fishing and hiking.
He feels strongly about education, finance and politics–how they impact people’s lives. He likes being silly and making people laugh. He likes spending time with our kids.
Last but not least, he really enjoys being by himself.