I ask you if it’s snowing in Stockholm yet.
No, not at all, you answer. It’s still autumn, silly. Winter won’t come for another few weeks. No snow.
Still, it’s cold enough. I tell you to wear your layers. Pile them on. Keep warm. Drink hot coffee, cups of them. Don’t catch a chill.
I will, you say.
And I know you will. We obey each other. We are practical this way. A partner’s wisdom is always better than one’s one, when it comes to the other. Common sense is a mirror that looks the other way, and it reflects love.