Tuesday, May 5, 2009

63,072,000 seconds

At roughly 6:20 p.m. tonight, Katie and I will celebrate 2 years of wedded bliss.

I don't remember every detail of the past 63 million seconds, but I do know that they have been made better by having her to spend them with.

Now the question remains...What is an appropriate gift for the "Cotton anniversary"?
Cash....sheets....a t-shirt....socks? None of those scream romance.

I can't say it any better than this, so thank you to Elizabeth Barrett Browning:

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, --- I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! --- and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

Honey, I love you. Here's to another 2 trillion seconds! (or 60 years)