Ca·dence [kay-dns] noun
1. Rhythmic flow of a sequence of sounds or words
2. Timing of events on a human scale; of musical sounds and silences, of the steps of a dance, or the metre of spoken language and poetry
Because my husband is a drummer. Because I was a singer. Because we met playing music. Because his drums echoed in my heartbeat. Because we danced in the living room to a slow rhythm and we fell in love. Because timing can sometimes be off. Because he wrote me love poems. Because we were two complimentary rhythms, pulsing out of step until we found each other. Because his beat completed mine. Because together, we make a new song. Because together we made a new song.
And that song has his own rhythm, reminiscent of ours. Not unlike an echo. He makes musical sounds in between the silences. His heartbeat is the combination of our own. And he is the little rhythm our lives now dance to. Our new Cadence.