I’m happy alone. Some people may not believe me, but I consider my life more than full with family and friends. It’s not that I’m a cynic or have given up on love, it’s just that I don’t need it.
Having said that, today is my parents’ 40th anniversary. I look at their marriage and see all of the shortcomings, I’ve witnessed many of the battles, the powerplays. The wars have been long, loud, frequent. (I hope they don’t mind me saying that.) And after about 35 years, they began to master compromise, strategy and turning a deaf ear. But throughout it all, they have had borderline illegal fun. Laughter is a given. Humor is a necessity. Risk and challenge are their daily bread. They have lived a life of diamonds — brilliant, hard, invaluable.
And so today is for them. And for all lovers out there, new and old. Burn bright and savor. May you all be as happy as me.