From time to time, I will be taking a break from the regular writing of the blog to point out things that are important in the moment. It is not healthy for my mind to be all music all the time. I think about other things, and sometimes I will share those things on this blog. Because what is a blog other than a platform of random thoughts spewed out onto the world wide web. And, as a small homage to Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, I’ve decided to call these little interludes “Meanwhile.”
So, today is my anniversary. Today, my wife and I have been married for two years. Year one was full of adventures that were exciting and fun. Year two was also full of adventures, but they were less exciting and more taxing. Not on the relationship, mind you, just personally.
To be perfectly frank, there was a point in my life that I never thought this would happen. Several points, really. But sometimes, you meet that one person that tolerates your bullshit and sees through your carefully crafted defenses. That person can free you from the prison you’ve built for yourself and teach you to be your best self.
That’s the kind of person my wife is. There are so many things that I love about her, from her beautiful smile to her caring demeanor. But the thing I love most is her way to bring out the best in me. Finding the person who can do that for you is the first thing everyone should look for in a partner.
Plus, we have matching crazies.
I saved the soundtrack from that day two years ago. We spent two days on the guest list, we spent nine days on the playlist. That tells you how much music matters to both of us. Many of the bands coming up on the countdown had prominent placement in the ceremony and reception. So this is still a little bit about music. This is still mostly about my how awesome my wife is.
It’s been a relationship of seventeen years, a marriage of two years, and I still love her more and more everyday. Even after all of this time, I still believe that I’m the luckiest.