Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Twenty-nine and a half years ago, a tall skinny blond guy walked in the door of the apartment I was living in - he was the cousin of a roommate - and the moment I saw him I thought, "That's the man I'm going to marry." Oddly, I was dating someone else at the time, but the heart, or mine at any rate, pays no attention to such things. Unfortunately, his did. After pining for him (and even breaking up with the boyfriend!) to no avail, I filed my odd little first thought about him sadly away in the circular file marked 'Idiotic thoughts and dreams I've had.' It's a big file and very full.

After some ascetic years for me spent in the serious pursuit of art (in artfully paint-spattered clothes of course), and some seriously misguided relationships for him (he dated a sorority girl! They had nothing in common. Go figure!), the wisdom of the heart prevailed. Four and a half years later, dear reader, I married him.

That was twenty-five years ago today. Looking back now, it seems like we were babies who hardly knew each other. But I know him now, and I'd do it again.

18 comments:

Willym said...

This was the first post I looked at this morning - it is good to start the day with a big smile on your face and a small tear in the corner of your eye! Thank you for both and congratulations. Bacci e auguri!

a thousand shades of twilight said...

Yes, what a nice and fitting tribute to the lovely Mr K! I love seeing your wedding photo too! Look at you two lovebirds! :)

Some couples just seem so right together, and you are definitely one of them. And what a wonderful family and household and creative partnership you have made together!

Yay!

Bloomfield and George said...

Congratulations! A 1000 twilights mentioned your post and I rushed to read it! Hope you both have a very happy time celebrating.

Margaret Benbow said...

In the picture his fine Alpha Male nose is pointing straight toward you, and his smile tells us that he knows he found his true mate. Happy Anniversary, and many more!

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Happy anniversary.

Susan said...

Happy Anniversary, Liz!

jason said...

Damn you....you're making me tear up! :)
So wonderful!!!!!!
congrats!

sageweb said...

Congrats! What a lovely story..

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

what an exceptionally lovely post..happy anniversary.

Sling said...

Happy Anniversary kids!

mrpeenee said...

Mazel Tov, sweetie.

mumbliss said...

Dear Elizabeth,
It has been a hard year. I find that talking about it is nasty and I won't even come up with a bullet point list yet. Thank you for making the effort.
But, Now, it is a brand new year, and a brand new decade with a lot of amazing people in it. So, Happy New Year! and Happy ,Happy Anniversary to two of the most wonderful people in the universe!
Love to your mum, to each of the beautiful girls, to the dear brothers and their beloved spouses and grown-up babies, and to you,my beloved, adored, delicious Elizabeth, and your own beloved, beautiful,skinny,adorable, amazing man.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Did I say i love you?
XXXOOO ATWB

L said...

Ohhh my eyes are actually all welled up...

And god, I think I've said this before, but what a fabulous wedding dress & hat.

Happy anniversary and many more happy returns!

xo L

shiralune said...

The way you two are looking at each other is a truly sacred moment. The depth of your feeling about each other is so clear, even to us on the side who are onlookers. I have rarely seen so much expressed in a wedding photograph... because it shows not just the occasion, but the mystery of love at its center.

Miss Janey said...

Congrats, Miss Elizabeth. May many more years of happiness be yours.

ziggyzest said...

Hi.. sorry.. stranger here. Just stumbled on your blog randomly because I was surfing someone elses and clicked "next".
Just to say:this post is so sweet, it nearly made me cry.
And hey, I'm an aspiring artist and writer/poet..
and this seems an interesting coincidence and you seem an interesting person.
I have to say I'm mostly on livejournal and have just recently discovered the existence of e-blogger so I don't have my own site .. but hey..do you have a livejournal? Because if so, you're welcome to drop by mine?

Elizabeth said...

Thank you all! The husband and I have both worked hard to be "lucky in love." And I'm hoping we can keep his health stable so he and I can have another 25 years.

ziggyzest - Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I'll definitely visit your blog.

Kathleen said...

Aw, what a beautiful couple, then and now. Congrats. You are good for our world, you two!