“Because… nothing says “Happy Valentine’s Day!” like a little cannibalism!”
Kathryn knows that Valentine’s Day is not a day we need to remind us to treat each other special. We routinely do this and walk the talk each and every day of the year. There’s a vast difference between love and “true love.”
So, what is true love? It’s the stuff that dreams are made of. True love is kind… and runs deeper than any ocean. It’s about embracing honesty and integrity in a relationship as opposed to destroying it with deception and duplicity. Your union is more about exhibiting non-controlling, non-manipulative and non-threatening behaviors as opposed to being manipulative, or demanding that the other person mindlessly submits to their own special brand of narcissistic paranoia. True love is a rare gem that doesn’t come often in this age of fibreglass. I maintain, true love is a once in a lifetime… struck by lightening… mind-blowing adventure.
So, how do you know it’s true love? Put simply, you know it is true love when their happiness means more to you, than your own. You love and adore their quirks. Like, how when they talk in their sleep… you never feel annoyed, but simply smile and wonder if you should reach for your cell phone and record their nocturnal chitter chatter. You never grow weary of being in their company because you feel most content whenever they are near. They can come at you with anything — news, gossip, secrets, unexplained dead bodies, and maybe even admit to an erotic lesbian threesome fantasy — and you won’t ever judge… or shamelessly beg for that fantasy to come true. OK, so maybe that threesome fantasy is a good one, but… I digress. Above all… and this seems extremely important… neither party thinks about Ryan Gosling during sex. I know, deep down in my soul, that I’m right on this.
Seriously, Kathryn said to me when we first met that one of the attributes she desired in a partner (trust me, it was more akin to a laundry list) was someone who wakes up happy every day. Despite any disappointments, frustrations, or personal losses that we all must deal with during our lifetimes, it just so happens I do wake up happy every morning. As does, Kathryn. We are grateful to the Gods that we found each other, and also for the amazing friends who honour us with their friendship, goodwill and love.
“Happy Valentine’s Day!” to one and all, and also to the remarkably kind, charitable and infinitely beautiful and highly intelligent, woman who warmly smiled upon us… and chose me to be her husband. I’m clean, Mr. Sheen. And only she knows… what I mean. 😘 XOXO