He shows me in so many ways, day in and out, that he knows me.
This is new - or new in the grand scale of our time together.
Or maybe its just new that i see it.
He probably always knew or had a fair idea of me, even when i pull so far into myself.
Maybe especially when i retreat that way.
The difference is that now he pushes through the blockades i put up and the traps i set
Or more accurately, he ignores them - they really have no power unless he lets them
That was a stunning realization for me.
A conquering much more subtle and far more overwhelming.