My (Anna’s) friend Tom emailed me this article today: http://www.slate.com/id/2192282/pagenum/all/#page_star. I can’t stop thinking about it, so I thought I’d share it with all of you. Inspired by a recent NY Times article about a Buddhist couple who, in their ten years of marriage, have never been more than 15 feet apart, another happily married couple decided to give it a whirl. The article details their one day experiment of being 15 feet apart or less. My favorite part was when Dave wrote, “We’re only 8 feet apart—way within the rules—but I can’t see her. It freaks me out. I’ve been looking at her nonstop for nine hours: Not seeing her for five minutes makes me jittery. What’s she doing over there?”
It might not be practical for us to do this every day, but it might be an interesting experiment for couples to try. My husband and I live in a pretty small house, so there are days when we are approximately 15 feet apart the whole day. That said, being at work or school together EVERY day, all day would be a whole different story. Maybe we’ll have to try it out! Hunny …. ?