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Sunny Side Up

Posted on: July 5, 2010

The Dada and I will soon celebrate 12 years of holy matrimony, if you can believe it. That’s twelve with a T. Three presidential terms. As long as I spent in public compulsory education. The first time you heard the name Monica Lewinsky. You young lovers who are in the 20’s and 30’s anniversaries and beyond may laugh a little at our “Yay Twelve!” occasion, but we’re tickled. The Dada and I, when asked how long we’ve been married, usually follow up our answer with “We were so young! Good thing it worked out!” We laugh, but you know what? It’s true. What the hell did we know when we were 25 and 26, right? As my boyfriend Jason Mraz sings in his fabulous song ‘Life is Wonderful:’ “It takes no time to fall in love, but it takes you years to know what love is…” I’m sure if the Dada and I could have seen what awaited us in the near and distant future, we’d have been wearing Depends under our wedding outfits and drinking far more heavily at the reception. But that’s the beauty of marriage, isn’t it? When you’re just not feelin’ it or you’re talking past each other for what seems like days on end or when you feel like the clouds may never depart, marriage keeps you together until the sun shines again. Which it always does, assuming you both want it to. Which I think is the secret to why the Dada and I are just so ridiculously happy together: we both believe in the sun, even—and especially–when neither of us can see it.

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1 Response to "Sunny Side Up"

Happy anniversary! This is such a beautiful, well-written post-and so true. You’ve really captured the essence of a good marriage.

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