"You are the sunrise and sunset in my life. You’ve always been and will always be the wind that pushes me to greatness. You’re the Moon that causes my endless sea of emotions to rise and settle. The soft grass which I lay on for comfort. The Tree standing tall and strong, giving me the strength to carry on when I fall. You are the brightest star in the sky to me. You are the greatest gift I’ve ever received. For this, and more, I ask you to roll the dice and swear your eternal love for me."
“There’s no such thing as the perfect soulmate. If you meet someone and you think they’re perfect, you better run as fast as you can in the other direction. ‘Cos your soulmate is the person that pushes all your buttons, pisses you off on a regular basis, and makes you face your shit.”—
…I imagined our lives on this ever climbing path of richness and wonder. Not because all news will now and forever be good news, but because we have decided every day for the last three years to take on this life together. And because we decided to make that baby that is kicking and punching in there, and we will love it like nothing we’ve ever loved in our lives before. That, to me, feels like climbing toward greatness, on whatever scale.
when you walk down this road winding through your favorite grove of California old live oaks, venerable sharp bark smelling place holding, smoldering old live oaks, you won’t notice at first the skin of their trunks twisted as tawny torsos of slow slow dancers
Every day of our life together, Bill and I valued more and more, the privilege of spending our life with each other. We quickly admonished ourselves about any feelings of guilt about our happiness but instead concentrated to understand it as the very evidence we perpetually sought that we were living in the right way. Our happiness was the path towards self-understanding and perpetual bliss.
“More and more then it is wonderful in living the subtle variations coming clear into ordered recognition, coming to make every one a part of some kind of them, some kind of men and women.”—Gertrude Stein