Well, let’s see, when we met I was desperately trying to keep the whole world at arms length, to keep from being hurt again. Somehow this odd fellow managed to worm his way in under the radar, no easy feat as I possess a formidable will.
Then I thought, “Well this is fun, I’ll just ride the ride and enjoy it till it ends”. He was my travel companion and we had remarkable experiences together, learning, growing, sharing, wandering freely.
One day I realized I was a better person because he’d come into my life. He challenged me sometimes, he nudged me sometimes, he supported me at times and sometimes, he flat out carried me through. I used to be a closed person and he kind of reversed that, I am now a very open person.
Through all of our trials and adventures he has stood shoulder to shoulder with me and been every bit my partner. Y’know that line at the end of Titanic, it’s so true for me, “He saved me in every way one person can save another.”
I know that love and respect would only be concepts I understood on a intellectual basis, but for this man. Sort of like the difference between understanding what ‘visible minority’ means and the actual experience of it.
We are both ‘one of kind’ types, as our friends would surely confirm. That we found each other seems as unlikely as winning a lottery.
I’ve always had commitment issues, but honestly, after 25 yrs together, I’m thinking I could actually marry this guy. If you knew me, you’d realize how much that sentence truly says.