18 September 2007

The Love of My Life

It's a difficult thing to put into words how I feel about the last fifteen years. I never thought I'd meet him. I was done with relationships, content to read books in my worn out bathrobe on the front porch.

I never thought we'd last because no other relationship I'd had in the past did. Exes changed the landscape, creating open relationships or outright cheating.

I never imagined he'd love me like he does. Or, that I'd love him like I do. Especially after 15 years.

We've been faithful to each other both spiritually as well as physically. I know we're an odd bird in the mainstream gay community. But, it's just what works for us. It's what we want.

I believe our love is unconditional. I'm not sure that we always show it to one another, but I love Cameron, maybe more than he'll ever know, because I can be a selfish, hard-headed ass sometimes. Nevertheless, I found this quote several years ago and it hit a nerve. So...

To honor the passing of our fifteenth anniversary, 14 September 2007, I'm posting this:

What greater thing is there for two human souls
than to feel that they are joined for life —
to strengthen each other in all labor,
to rest on each other in all sorrow,
to minister to each other in all pain,
and to be with each other
in silent unspeakable memories.

— George Eliot

I love you, sweetheart.

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