This is my first time to see this painting in daylight. A quick and dirty mural we painted in the dark last week accidentally and appropriately captured the color, energy, and an appropriate amount of turbulence that this marriage has grown through. So fitting. I see colors outside the lines, rough edges, our children, and overflow.
I guess that that’s what marriage is: painting in the dark. Nobody knows all the answers, or has a playbook from day one. At best, you have a rough sketch. Nobody really knows how it’s all gonna turn out. But trust even in disagreement. When you can’t trust your own eyes, you have the other to see for you. And hopefully after a while, you can come back and view time in the daylight of hindsight and see how beautiful it all is.
To my dearest Veronica, I didn’t know I could love you more than on the day that we married 7 years back, but here we are and here I am, and here I do. Happy anniversary, my Love.