Monday, March 31, 2008
I have devoted a lot of prose the various pros and cons of being single on this blog. It is with hardly any chagrin that I am ushering that era to a possibly permanent end (barring unforeseen circumstances).
Shortly after Dutch and I hooked up in November last, we started discussing the possibility of marriage. It had a surreal quality to it, as if we were two kids playing house in a playground. Suddenly, though, the props changed from "tree house shack" to fumbling with a ring in the dark. I was very happy, since the mental tree bouse had been getting cramped and drafty, and I hadn't realized how ready for a change I was.
The crazy thing is how happy people have been for us. In the excitement of being in love and orbiting a tight circle with Dutch, I had vaguely forgotten about the rest of the world. One of the perk of my party was having the opportunity to announce the news to the world. I am still a bit bewildered by the growing implications, but it was so fantastic to see my guests' joy and excitement. It was like a big chorus saying, "relax, be happy, its all okay."