Paul, my husband....sighhhhhhhhhhhhh...
We've had 25 years of marital blizzard..oops, I mean, blisssssssssssssssssss (can you hear the snake onomatopoeia?) How in the world our marriage is still surviving I donno. I'm a-tellin' ya, it's been grace and grace alone.
"Love seems the swiftest but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century. "~Mark Twain
Huh? How come I've been married a quarter of a century and I still don't know what perfect love is? If anything at all, I know what IMperfect love is.
We are as different as can be. Which of course, all you married people out there are going to affirm is the same with you and your spouse, too. Then you're gonna say how opposites attract and blah blah. Then you're gonna say that's what makes the world go round or something...
If we eat out, my husbandsigh goes Indian MOST of the time. I want Chinese food. If we watch a funny show, he wants the slapstick 3-Stooges kind. I want the kind where if you're not paying close attention to the words, you lose the wit. If we're thinking of a holiday, he'd be happy to bum in front of a TV in a hotel room in the evening while I'd want to paint the town red. He'd want to go cold (Fraser's, Cameron Highlands), I'd want HOT - beach beach and more beach.
My husbandsigh thinks in black and white ("just paint the bedroom one colour lah").
I think in colour ("there's no reason why the ceiling should be white," "why can't we fix the clock on the ceiling - makes more sense to me").
My husbandsigh posing with "Indra Gandhi" at the wax museum in south India..
Me, posing at same wax museum.
Isn't the sumo wrestler more....drama? Yes!
If there was something to do, my husband will just............well....do it. (IF he does it lah)
I will be thinking of how to do it with FLAIR...
If my husbandsigh were to go out on a whim and buy himself say...a bike, he'd probably get this:
And I would get this of course:
"C'mon guys, give me the most macho pose you can!" I say.
My husbandsigh's idea of a macho posy..sorry, pose.
How did we end up getting married? I'm tellin' ya, it was that flashing smile that must've done it.
Want more proof?
See? Even that other Indian guy doesn't have as flashy a smile..
So, yeah....sometimes, the journey seems really long.
A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year. ~Paul Sweeney
But our differences is cause to celegrate...oops..I mean celebrate. I think.
** all bird photos were taken at the Bird Park, Kuala Lumpur.
all photos above are originals and NOT photoshopped cos I donno how to.