Schmilly and I waxed marvelous over dinner this evening
discussing the differences between our two
Hawaiian vacations thus far as a couple.
During the first trip to Kauai, Anthony had just lost his job
and we were a newly married pair
lost in a vanilla-chocolate swirl of 'for worse' and tremendous support
from friends and loved ones.
During this trip, we are post-three-year-anniversary
Anthony has just been a part of the production of
a very popular video game that is doing well for itself.
The contrasts are stark
both situations rich with beauty and potential for growth,
both very important times in the lifespan of lovers...
but the ways in which we know each other
have grown many
and the tenderness that knowledge has engendered
is deep and wide
We've navigated life together these last 6 years
falling madly and quickly
hitching our wagons
and creating new life.
I thanked him a lot on this trip
and I told him that if we were single
and had gone on this trip as strangers in a group that traveled together
dined and hotel-ed together
perhaps as friends of friends
I would want him to ask me out;
I've found him witty, tender, chivalrous and handsome
And I would have carried a flame for him
Had a crush on him
Wanted to feel the weight of his hand on mine...
That's a nice feeling,
realizing how much you like the one you love
How you would choose them again and again
If life would be kind enough
To just introduce you.