I am wishing that we had learned the same language, or at least pidgin versions close enough so that we might understand each other.
When I propose a plan in my sometimes neurotic overly-planning way -- a meal, a walk, catching up on The Walking Dead -- I am saying, "I care about you, and I am missing you, and I would like to spend time with you."
you bring me a loaf of bread, your first baking in months and months,
you are saying, "I care about you and am bringing you this offering of love
-- love for myself, love for you."
I am saying here now,
"Let's have lunch tomorrow, Wednesday," but I am also
saying, "Please acknowledge soon this token of my affection, this desire to
see you and break bread with you. Please don't leave me here alone."