Even a devotedly single, cranky old broad like me is touched by such a clear, unmuddied sentiment. Although I frankly revel in my spinstered state, you and JM remind me that couplehood is more than a yoke and a wagon to pull. You remind me that love can be as potent as gin, as comforting as a goosedown duvet, and that it could be around any corner any minute of any day.

So, give Ralph my number, Elli.