"Intimacy is a haven where your vulnerabilities don't humiliate you, where sex is always warm and close, and all your funny lines are understood. It's knowing someone so well you can no longer tell where they begin and you leave off, as in the cartoon in which one old person says to another, 'which one of us doesn't like broccoli?' It's an eye that catches yours across the room; it's pet names and making plans; a cup of tea brought to bed. It's a hug when you need it, and even when you don't; it's knowing you have a date for Saturday night."
from ~ Courage My Love