¡Uno, Dos, Tres, Catorce!
November 22, 2012 Leave a comment
I am not someone for whom writing about feelings comes easily, so please be patient.
I am grateful for many things: for my Lyme entering remission; for my band resuming from our hiatus; for having a good job I enjoy; for living in a country where supporting the losing candidate in an election doesn’t mean fearing for my life; for being part of a supportive,and yet challenging, religious community; and for the countless miracles which go unnoticed on a daily basis.
But there is one thing which stands apart in my gratitude list: fourteen years ago today, Sarah was willing to accept a ring from me. There had been good in my life before that, certainly, but an historian writing my biography would divide my life into the pre-Sarah and post-Sarah periods. I could not have imagined then how much better life would become by being with her, and I know that were I to time-travel back to meet my former self, the other me would shake his head in complete disbelief at the possibility.
The good times are better in your company; and the bad times you make bearable. Being with you is like suddenly being able to taste sweetness.
So in gratitude for the past fourteen years, and in wondrous eagerness for the next, I love you, Sarah: happy anniversary!