Smart grandmother ....
My view from the midpoint of the game of life is this.
Be Clear, Be Concise, Be Direct.
Always be friends first and take your time.
I wish I knew that much earlier in life and if I had a time machine I would definitely whisper that into my ear as a younger self.
When one freely chooses and both parties enthusiastically consent "and" you can have some ramp up time (sans drugs and any other blockers).
Watch out world.
I will say time and time again, your writing and stories and "everything" makes you one of my favorite writers. I have a few others that I love deeply too, but you rank up there.
So I actively when my limited time gives it to me ... choose your words to grace the backside of my optical nerves ...
Thanks again for a great article