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I interrupt my lifecasting abstention here at the ashram to post this simple, sweet poem my late grandfather wrote to my grandmother, on what would end up being their last wedding anniversary.

My feeling is that they still celebrate it every year, in spirit.

Isn’t this sort of love what life is all about?



My paternal grandparents, married 48 years, until my Grandfather’s death

Rarely is a YouTube comment worth noting, but this one is the exception: Grover: What kind of people can you love?Little Boy: Any kind! I think the modern world could learn a lot from this.



I’ve met this artist before – he does all of his art on the backs of business cards. This is my favorite out of his body of work.



Well, it’s true.

A month later, I still feel this way (click on this title to read the post), and I still haven’t gone on a date.

A month later, I still feel this way (click on this title to read the post), and I still haven’t gone on a date.

So I decided to codify my unofficial gut reaction of “I really don’t feel like dating” into an official “No Dating, No Sex” stance, at least for the next month, and perhaps beyond that.

Shockingly, while I still miss Prom King (yep. STILL.), I don’t miss casual dating at all.  Deciding to go cold turkey on it just feels like the right thing to do (as Oprah would say “I feel it in my bones”).  [read more...]

People always fall in love with the most perfect aspects of each other’s personalities. Who wouldn’t? Anybody can love the most wonderful parts of another person. But that’s not the clever trick. The really clever trick is this: Can you accept the flaws? Can you look at your partner’s faults honestly and say, ‘I can work around that’? Because the good stuff is always going to be there, and it’s always going to be pretty and sparkly, but the crap underneath can ruin you.

People always fall in love with the most perfect aspects of each other’s personalities. Who wouldn’t? Anybody can love the most wonderful parts of another person. But that’s not the clever trick. The really clever trick is this: Can you accept the flaws? Can you look at your partner’s faults honestly and say, ‘I can work around that’? Because the good stuff is always going to be there, and it’s always going to be pretty and sparkly, but the crap underneath can ruin you.
Elizabeth Gilbert

Just because I’m not watching the Superbowl doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy the ads. And yes, of course I got chills and teared up a little.  Because that’s who I am and that’s what I do. I’m not going to apologize for being a hopeless romantic. Sometimes life rewards you for it. ;)