Allan and I are going through very similar periods in our lives right now. Both of us, after many years of trial and error, seem to be finding very stable, rewarding environments to be in. Both of us are extremely satisfied with our jobs. Both of us are moving in circles of carefully cultivated relationships. Both of us are having relationships with a lot of people who make us happy. Our lives aren’t as haphazard as both of them have been at times– occasionally at the same time. We are both trying to be happy. Almost desperately at times.