Sometimes my partner compliments me by saying “you look good.” Sometimes it’s “you smell good” or “you feel good” or even “you taste good.”
And when I’m feeling playful, I may respond — with a twinkle in my eye and a half-smile — “I am good.” It’s easy to say because (even if this isn’t what he means) I feel like I’m a good person.
Occasionally he says “you look fun,” meaning that I look sensual and sexual and that I would be fun in bed.
This one tends to give me pause. I’m still not quite used to thinking about myself in that way.
And yet when he said this the other day, for the first time I immediately replied “I am fun.” Then I stopped for a moment to think about what I’d said.
You know what? I think I believe it now.
I am fun.