I have been married for twenty five years in an adventure that continues to unfold like a cabbage rose. There has been so much good sprung from this relationship over those years including six beautiful children. It has been a partnership from the beginning, a collaboration in the best sense of the word. Brenda keeps me honest and allows me to be vulnerable. There's space for failure and dreams of conquest. When we face the scary times we can do it holding hands. I can truly say I have married my best friend and then it got better.
We are different in profound ways beyond anatomy. I have an almost insatiable desire to be with people which often drives me to pick up conversations with complete strangers while she could easily spend days in a blissful state completely alone. I want to keep rearranging the furniture of our lives while she would be fine with it staying right where it is. Brenda has a family that requires regular gatherings that would be a deep offense to miss while my far flung family feels good about itself with one or two gatherings a year. While she hunts and gathers I'm diligently de-cluttering and throwing away. Our differences can be either a point of contention or a beautiful tug of war. I'm quite sure it's our differences that keep opening our world to a deeper place of meaning and mystery and I wouldn't have it any other way. Thanks Brenda.