snow watch 2007: the end
February 14, 2007
The snow is still falling.
And really, I have nothing else to say about snow watch 2007, other than yes indeed, it did snow. Imagine snow in Connecticut in February.
I am wearing a necklace that I bought, wrapped, and left out for myself for Valentine’s Day. I don’t let on that I bought it for myself. I think of it as modeling good behavior for my sons, who will one day grow up and be men, with wives, if they are lucky. Wives who might want a damn present once in awhile, or a naked guy holding a red velvet cake. Oh wait, these are my sons we are talking about, scratch the naked part.
Rob says that we agreed long ago not to celebrate Valentine’s Day, and we did. But there are a lot of things that have changed over the past 14 plus years. I used to be able to wear a bikini and he used to have lots of hair. And those are only two examples. Things you can see. Most of the ways that we have changed are not readily visible.
And sometimes a little appreciation, even if it is on an over commercialized holiday, is nice.
Anyway, this is the best post about Valentine’s Day that I have read, ever.
Seriously, go read it.
See, here’s the deal, my friends. When you get to be my age, you realize that ultimately, love is a journey. Half the time, you’re expressing your love in ways that you never imagined. The other half, you’re apologizing for something stupid you did. But within that journey, you’ll find that marriage is an act of faith that contains within it the power of transformation. Finding that person to share your life with makes this world a much better place. And despite the craziness of this world and all the extraneous noise that fills our lives, eventually you come to realize that John Lennon was right…
Love IS all you need.
And so when my sons all complimented the necklace that “Rob” bought for me, I just smiled and agreed that it was lovely. Their wives are going to owe me big time.
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