I have one, he wrote. A desideratum. To see you. To speak with you. Today, please.
1.desideratum - something desired as a necessity; "the desiderata for a vacation are time and money".- anything indispensable; "food and shelter are necessities of life"; "the essentials of the good life"; "allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions"; "a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained"
That was all it said. Nothing else. An email, unsigned and sent at five in the morning, three or so hours after he returned to the compound, his car purring quietly into place beside mine near the house. I knew when he came home because I have not slept. Much anyway.
I need to see him too. If we're going to continue on our path of dismantling history one memory of mine at a time then we should be reading from the same page.
Wish me luck.