I had one of those rare dreams in which I was in a relationship with a man who cherished me, adored me, loved me.  The emotions were starkly real.  It was one of those dreams where you can actually feel the person next to you, where the memory is imprinted on your brain when you do finally wake.   In the dream, I was initially hesitant about choosing a relationship with him, but when am I not?  And he was patient and persistent.  When I woke up, it made me ache for that which I do not have.

Most of the time I am fine, more than fine, with being single.

But every so often, I am reminded of what I am missing out on, be it through a dream, or watching a friend, or a random moment of awareness.