...I was making a vow before family, friends (Bolivar and Nettiemac included) to love, honor and cherish a woman named Seraphim as long as I shall live, forsaking all others.
And today, on what is our 5th ANNIVERSARY, my feelings of love for Seraphim have only grown. It's hard to describe it. What we have is an unusually perfect bonding of two souls. Two people who sometimes frustrate and annoy the other, but always love, treasure and cherish what we have.
It's a quirky love. It's a content love. It's a comfortable love. It's a love that still puts a big smile on my face in the morning when I wake up and see her face. It's a love I would never think of putting at risk. Simply put, I'd sooner destroy my vintage radio, video and music collections than intentionally put any hurt on my Seraphim.
If Seraphim were a postage stamp, she'd be that famous upside-down airplane -- one of a kind, irreplacable if lost or destroyed.
Sick to your stomach yet? Good.
As we sometimes say to one another, "I love making other people sick with you."
My biggest wish and prayer as we're entering a new year is that both Bolivar and Nettiemac are able to find their own versions of what Seraphim and I found in each other. In Bolivar's case, it's not gonna happen anytime soon - but it doesn't stop me from wishing.
Happy anniversary, Seraphim. I love you. You're the best, and deep inside you know it.
--Talmadge "Seraphim's Hubban'" Gleck
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