Dept. of Joy

Friday, 12 December 2014 06:54 pm
kaffyr: Still from Arakawa Under the Bridge (Arakawa afternoon)
[personal profile] kaffyr
Thirty Three Years

We have a beautiful card that sits on our mantelpiece. It's a reproduction of a Chinese painting. On a separate cover sheet is a single English word, and the Chinese symbol that represents the same concept; contentment.

Inside, BB wrote: "Your head. My chest. Our bed. 20 years."

That was 13 years ago. It has never left the mantelpiece.

Four homes, eight cats, one son, 10 or so jobs, seven or so used cars, 10 or so computers, various life-threatening ailments and five different hair colors between us.

One life together, where the worse is always made better, and the better is always turned into the best; where the ride is roller-coaster, the sorrow is bearable, the joy is sharable, the sex is probably none of your business, the laughs occasionally uncontrollable.

He is my lover, my best friend, and so much more.

Who cares if he doesn't make the bed the way I like to make the bed?

Date: Saturday, 13 December 2014 01:32 am (UTC)
owlboy: (Default)
From: [personal profile] owlboy
BAWWW TRUE LOVE ;_;

Date: Saturday, 13 December 2014 01:35 am (UTC)
shanghaied: (prickly)
From: [personal profile] shanghaied
Wow, I remember that! Had 25 years of it, once...

Date: Sunday, 14 December 2014 01:23 am (UTC)
shanghaied: (prickly)
From: [personal profile] shanghaied
At my age, in my situation, the unlikelihood of that is pretty much a dead cert ~shrugs~

OTOH - not dead, not homeless (yet), not in an actual prison (so far), deathseeds still quiescent (maybe), only mildly disabled, still earning the occasional crust to stave off the worst of our ever-increasing financial collapse, mostly getting the sort-of-better of the hereditary mental illness, and still having actual moments - even the occasional hour or two - of joy and productivity. Could be worse. Probably will be. But not today.

Also, soon be hobbits...

Date: Sunday, 14 December 2014 01:25 am (UTC)
shanghaied: (peacock feather)
From: [personal profile] shanghaied
Oops, forgot to do the earthling thing: CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR FIFTH-OF-A-CENTURY! :-)

No,wait - should have paid more attention to the post itself. That's CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ALMOST EXACTLY A THIRD OF A CENTURY!!!

:D
Edited Date: Sunday, 14 December 2014 01:27 am (UTC)

Date: Saturday, 13 December 2014 11:51 am (UTC)
st_aurafina: Two fat brides dressed in white,  kissing. (Fat brides)
From: [personal profile] st_aurafina
Aww, you guys! Congratulations!

Date: Saturday, 13 December 2014 01:16 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] gerisullivan.livejournal.com
So very joyful for both of you. Happy Anniversary!

Date: Saturday, 13 December 2014 03:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eaweek.livejournal.com
That's beautiful (and funny), So wonderful that you're still crazy about each other 33 years later. Congratulations!

Date: Saturday, 13 December 2014 04:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] a-phoenixdragon.livejournal.com
Ohh, Happy Anniversary!!

*Wipes away happy tears*

This is so, so lovely. Bless you my dearest lady. And blessings to BB. You found the ultimate in life with him, sweetie. And he didn't do too shabby, either! *Winks*

Lots of love to you both. And here is to many more years of the joy you two have together, yes?

*HUGS*

Date: Saturday, 13 December 2014 05:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] a-phoenixdragon.livejournal.com
Considering we just went through a rather rough patch the last couple of weeks and just sat down and talked (and solved a lot of problems) in one foul swoop this morning? Yeah. I definitely know. Do I still love him to pieces? Absolutely! But it is work. Happens when you have two adult individuals under one roof, lol!

Always, honey. You two are the best. And your being together just...brings me joy!

Date: Saturday, 13 December 2014 06:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] a-phoenixdragon.livejournal.com
Hear, hear!! And thank you, dearest!

*Laughs*

It's funny, in our circle of friends, we are...I guess the last bastion. People look to us and say 'Well! Michael and Amanda are still together, so the world can't possibly end yet.' *Grins* Pretty much got told that the other day by a friend of ours who was concerned and upset over the tension between us. We BOTH had to assure him. We're big about communication, but this was one instance where...communication had to wait until the right moment. Otherwise we would have only been snarking and snarling and making things worse. But...it got sorted. And everyone ELSE is feeling better, too, lol!!

Sorry, sorry...rambley today.

*SQUISHES YOU*

Date: Saturday, 13 December 2014 07:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mack-the-spoon.livejournal.com
Congratulations! <3

Date: Saturday, 13 December 2014 07:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hamsterwoman.livejournal.com
A very happy anniversary to you!

Date: Saturday, 13 December 2014 09:51 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thisbluespirit
Aw, happy anniversary to you both! ♥

Date: Saturday, 13 December 2014 10:09 am (UTC)

Date: Saturday, 13 December 2014 01:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maruad.livejournal.com
Happy anniversary ... but seriously, he can't make the bed properly? Are you certain this will last? :->

Date: Saturday, 13 December 2014 02:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flowsoffire.livejournal.com
♥ This is beautiful. A beautiful post for a beautiful story—reminds us all that love can still keep shining strong through the years ;) Happy anniversary, and I wish you two the best for many more years ahead! ♥

Date: Sunday, 14 December 2014 10:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flowsoffire.livejournal.com
*chuckles* I love you for that reason. ♥ This is so true though. We all need to remember such things.

*hugs*

Date: Saturday, 13 December 2014 03:34 pm (UTC)
liadtbunny: Disney Cartoon Lion (Cat paw cuddle)
From: [personal profile] liadtbunny
Happy Anniversary and to another 33 years!

Date: Sunday, 14 December 2014 04:08 pm (UTC)
liadtbunny: Disney Cartoon Lion (Cat paw cuddle)
From: [personal profile] liadtbunny
Thanks:) I hope they leave some room on the sofa for you;p

Date: Saturday, 13 December 2014 07:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] namarie24.livejournal.com
Congratulations to you both!

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