A mirror. One that reveals the other’s triumphs and imperfections. Similar yet different, much like how two people can have completely different interpretations of the same book. Safe in a space of their own making. A world filled with books, music and bohemian vibrations. Sharing secrets and finding warmth in each other’s companionship. Life carries on apart, but being together is their best defense against life’s ambivalence and abstractions. And that was how Melvin and Faith gravitated towards one another.
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand —
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep
— A Dream within A Dream by Edgar Allen Poe