November 6th, 2008

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"Fi likes to test relationships with the emotional equivalent of artillery fire."

So, hntrpyanfar and I have been taking leisurely visits to the Miami of out of work spies via the first season of Burn Notice, and I find myself rather charmed by the characters and their stories... Last night, the piece of dialogue that forms my Subject line today had me laughing hard enough to pause the DVD.

Is this because my nine year anniversary is coming up? I get mushy and introspective about the good times, the bad times, all the times. Nine years certainly makes for plenty of times together (and plenty of opportunities for our own emotional artillery and emotional landmines). Of course, this does not include the year or so of dating before hand, where we somehow managed to compress time, fitting more minutes into a day than should be possible (please, no comments about my weight deforming space-time; I've heard all of them before; I've probably even uttered a few of them, too).

While the seas have not always been smooth and the skies not always clear, T and I have weathered quite a bit together. While there is plenty of compromise involved, plenty of sharing (both of the mundane -- eg. housechores or victories over life -- and the less tangible -- e.g. love in its many splendors and shapes), there is something even more important... A quality vital to any long lasting relationship, as far as I'm concerned. Would you like to know what that is?

A sense of humor.

I have to be able to laugh at myself, we have to be able to laugh at each other and with each other, because if there's no laughter, then insanity surely awaits. Some would argue that we're all mad here anyway (pipe down, you in the back of the room) but there are good lunacies and bad ones. I like to keep on the good side.


The best laid plans of Mice and Dans... Due to exhaustion (cured in some regards by the healing power of naptime), I did not push as many words yesterday as I might have wished. Ah well. I'm still ahead of the game. While there is no "making up for lost time" there is something to be said for trying harder today and tomorrow.

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