Countdown to Soon
A co-worker sent me a countdown program for my wedding date.
Wouldn’t that be fun to have running on my desktop all day long?
No. No, it would not.
The countdown is on, the days are quickly passing us by. The pig we’re going to eat has less than a month to live.
Please don’t tell him/her.
(And don’t judge me for saying that, or judge me, but put your bacon down at least).
Crawford moves to Tampa in a little more than a week. Nine days to be exact. In nine days, we will become two grown-ass people with decades of our grown-ass lives accumulated. We’ll be trying to find a “place for this” and a “need for that.” Oh, and his poor cat has to learn how to survive my pack of 2 dogs and 2 cats.
It reminds me of one of my favorite Paul Simon songs, Rene and Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After the War. There is part of that song that makes it all sound so natural and so… correct.
Side by side they fell asleep
Decades gliding by like Indians
Time is cheap
When they wake up they will find
All their personal belongings
While I know that it won’t be that easy (unless we find some House Elves to organize us while we sleep), I do know that falling asleep side by side next to him seems to be the most correct choice I have ever made in my life.
Thank you Crawford. Thank you for moving here and taking the jump. Thank you for accepting how much I love this town and agreeing to be a part of my eclectic life. Thank you for being the brave one who wrote the text on New Year’s Eve that suggested we finally see each other. Thank you for being the super brave one who bought the plane ticket down here. Thank you for letting me kiss you about five seconds after we met each other again, after 20 years. Thank you for being patient and much more pragmatic about how all this could work. Thank you for always saying, “Soon,” when I would fight the depression/anger/frustration over our distance. And thank you for ensuring that there won’t be anymore plane tickets after April 20 – unless we’re on an adventure together.
Also, thank you for not cringing too much knowing that your family and friends might read this post (and don’t worry honey, I don’t think anybody is reading this thing but us).
Finally, thank you for this website. I thought it was kind of weird at first, but it turns out it has been just the outlet I needed to process this… process.
You’ve always known what I needed long before I did.
Hey guess what CBL?