I think Aliquot is going through a limited second kittenhood.
Lately he’s been nuzzling and licking me a LOT. As in, he wakes me up at 7am by licking my cheek (and my forehead and lips and eyelid; fortunately he has a fairly soft tongue), for very lengthy periods. Almost every night/morning. He also comes up and settles on my chest, purring loudly, and licking my arm or whatever he can reach. While he’s always been a relatively affectionate cat, he hasn’t been this demonstrative with me since he reached his adult size, I think.
(From his first kittenhood, around three and a half months old. This was a pretty difficult picture to take, incidentally, and I’m still not sure how I managed it.)