I will never forget this date because it’s the day when I finally, blissfully, decided to stop fighting the want within me.
Like the song says, It began to tell round midnight. Round midnight we shed the artifice of friendship and accepted what had been fait accompli to those around us, to strangers on the street and close friends alike. In random places, random people would frequently comment “you make such a lovely couple” while friends would charge “really… nothing happening there????” with the usual follow of “why not?”
We dated for more than a year but none of our dates were capital D dates with a capital C crush, or a big R romance. We dined, we went to theatre, we walked down streets arm in arm only to part each night with fond memories and protestations of friendship. I don’t know what took me so long and my only defense is that whenever you decide you want to start the rest of your life to begin, everything before – the good, the other dates, the mistakes, the placeholders – was not time wasted, but precursors and preparation… to this date.
So round midnight on this date, this celebrated day in spring, I asked the question and she gave the answer that will bring our lives together, welcome what we ignored until ignoring it wasn’t an option.
On this date, we’ve each had our last date. On this date, we grabbed the haystack needle and agreed to happily tilt at windmills together. On this date, I happily entwine my life with a woman on my blogroll. On this date I introduce you all to my future wife I’m Gonna Break Your Heart.