Two years of marriage today. One of the things that first jarred me about my dear husband when I first met him has more and more become my absolute favorite thing about him: he will not force anything. Like, ever at all. And so, every single moment you get with and from him is 100% authentic, truly felt. It’s not always perfectly timed, which is a thing I like to force — but it’s Always Real. Take last night, when we were having a drink before our final performance of the Cake:
Him (after a long silence:) I had a thought earlier about working together, on this play. Like a profound thought.
Me: Oh yeah?
Him: Yeah, but I can’t remember it.
Me: That’s okay —
Him:….(most beautiful, kind thing about working together on the play)
Me: (stunned silence)
Him:……just pretend I said that tomorrow, on our anniversary.
Me: OKAY FINE. LOVE YOU SO MUCH
Him: Man. These are great fish tacos.
Me: OH, WE’RE MOVING ON? OKAY