everything AND the girl
July 11, 2013
One of my favorite bands was Everything But The Girl (EBTG): not only because I enjoyed their music but I liked their lyrics; song and album titles; as well as their name (even if they were named after a shop that tries to sell almost everything, it just goes you that a purely commercial endevour cannot offer true love try as they might). I last followed them with “Walking Wounded” and after that they became to “electronica” for my taste: their last album that I related to was “Amplified Heart.”
I think differently from my wife and we often do not agree save for some major things. Even before, I was not the easiest bloke to get on with – much more to live with. I would not have blamed her for leaving – in fact I understand the reasons why. Thankfully she has stuck around.
There is something about her that I cannot put into words (not that it has stopped me from trying obviously). To paraphrase the tagline from Gattaca (one of my favourite movies of all time): there is no gene for the human soul. She complements me: she is the yin to my yang. I do not believe in perfection but she is damn near close to an ideal partner for me – she does what she can and continues to smile despite our trying circumstances. This is my much muted attempt to shout it from the rooftops: surely this will last much longer than carving “I heart Rhoda” on a tree.
It does not matter how many times you tell other people – it is like the sound of a tree falling in the woods and no one hears – but to the actual object of your affection You should tell the other person how you feel about them everyday – intellectually I understand but it is not in my nature. I know I do not say it nearly as often enough: I love you.