Our Personal Valentine’s Day
June 19, 2015
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From right to left: “Beauty and the Beast”
Today is the sixth anniversary of the day that my wife and I first met face-to-face. We knew each other online for about 6 months prior to that, but today’s the day we first met. I explain the events leading up to our first meeting in my review of Gary Numan’s Warriors (1983), which was my personal soundtrack for that period. I also explain in my article Ishtar (Part 2) why my wife and I both believe that our marriage was essentially “arranged” by Seth-Typhon and Ishtar. If it hadn’t been for both of Them, neither of us would even be aware that the other exists. They united us from across a great distance, and while nobody’s marriage is absolutely perfect, I think ours is pretty dang close.
As an adolescent, I thought I’d never get married; I certainly never thought I’d get to marry a Pagan woman. (Nor did I ever think I’d marry a polytheistic Pagan woman who’s partial to Mesopotamian and Mediterranean Deities, who digs classic horror movies, and who’s also a redhead. Our Father, who art behind the Big Dipper!) I guess all my failed attempts at wooing my various love interests in high school and college were really a blessing in disguise. In any case, here’s giving thanks for six long years of domestic happiness, and here’s hoping for countless more.