I’m getting married.
The Newsfeed Eradicator Chrome extension replaces all the whining and cat pictures in your stream with motivational quotes. This was one of my favorites so far:
“If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner.” (Tallulah Bankhead)
Am i ready to settle down? When will i be? — after i ride my bicycle to Cape Agulhas? — climb Everest? — go to the Moon?
I have decided to go against what i have perceived to be an individualistic trend upon which marriage is increasingly seen as a contract to which two independent parts contribute equal shares of the effort — rather, i’ve come to understand it as a partnership in which two interdependent parts each contribute their best effort, and share the results equally. As such, i don’t see how there could be any such thing as ‘being ready to get married’ — either you want to structure your life that way, or you don’t.
Well, i do! We are best friends. We have peeled our bodies, minds and souls naked to each other, and are (mostly?) fine with what we’ve seen — nothing goes unsaid — we share the strongest intention to connect i’ve ever experienced, and the safest space i’ve ever created with someone else — a million orders of magnitude over. I want to stay in Ukraine to build a home to come back to from my adventures, and she wants to be part of that — congratulations!
got no time or money to travel? — i beg to differ
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On the photo: my Goddess (November ’17)