Most people think that silence is something dark and empty – a space to be filled. I used to think that too. Until I met him. Now I can tell you that it really isn’t. When we aren’t talking, when he’s working and quietly rapping to Kanye West and I’m reading and trying not to giggle at my completely non-gangster boyfriend saying things like ‘..You should be honoured by my lateness, that I would even show up to this fake shit..’, the silence between us is filled with everything that keeps us together. It took me all this time to realize that silence can be filled with love.