Before we begin, I’d like to start with a couple of quotes (per usual).
“Life is all memory, except for the present moment that goes by so quick you hardly catch it going.”
“We believe that the possibility of the future far exceeds the accomplishment of the past. We review the past with the common sense, but we anticipate the future with transcendental senses. In our sanest moments we find ourselves naturally expecting or prepared for far greater changes than any which we have experienced within the period of distinct memory, only to be paralleled by experiences which are forgotten.”
~Henry David Thoreau
The authentic self is the best part of a human being. It’s the part of you that already cares, that is already passionate about evolution. When your authentic self miraculously awakens and becomes stronger than your ego, then you will truly begin to make a difference in this world. You will literally enter into a partnership with the creative principle.
Everyone recognizes to some extent the type that each is drawn to and they intuitively feel each other’s polarity, mentally and physically. Such types naturally gravitate to and recognize each other, so that out of any hundred people, ninety-nine might have no mental or sex appeal for each other – while the hundredth would. All humans should seek the type which corresponds to their own electric wave length. When types so find each other, they will be as perfectly balanced as sodium and chlorine, and the union should be enduring. It is a common saying that people should marry their opposites. Nothing could be more contrary to universal law than this statement. Everywhere in Nature, like attracts like. This is fundamental. Opposites repel each other. Opposites in temperament and physical patterns invite discord, infidelity and mutual degradation. Matrimonial mismating unbalances the blood stream just as certainly as promiscuous mismating unbalances it. ~Walter Russell
OK, here we go.
So Mate Man and I talk all the time. I mean we chat, we analyze, we problem solve, we say things that ride on our hearts when we need to. We don’t fight, we solve. We talk it out with respect and rules of engagement, if there is a discourse in our lives. It’s been this way from the beginning.
My favorite activity in the world is to be able to sit and talk with Mate Man.
So the other day, we were sitting on the back porch, late day, watching the sun set (another of our favorite things to do together, we do it daily, we also watch it rise together when we can, work schedules permitting)
and just chatting along. We started in on our ages. He’s 41 and I am 38.
We were talking about the world around us, and what we have seen in our lifetimes thus far. What followed was a conversation that lasted the next three hours in spurts, had our kids looking at each other like “Oh lord here they go again” and only ended because we fell asleep, still talking.
We were talking about the inventions, social changes and political shifts we have seen or remember happening.
Here is a short (very short) list of some of the things we have seen in this life so far:
Personal Home Computers and the Internet
cable TV (I skipped school to watch the launch of MTV, it was great)
tampons and self stick pads
all wheel drive and disc brakes
seat belts in all cars standard
touch tones phones
2 liter bottles
automatic ice makers
Vietnam and Nixon
We have never known sex without STD’s and AIDS
The Artificial Heart
The first space shuttle launch & I watched Challenger blow up right in the sky above me.
Sci-Fi (really getting big in writing and pop culture)
The Berlin Wall came down
The Cuban missile crisis (ending)
The woman’s movement
Wendy’s “where’s the Beef” ad campaign
The Human Genome project
The riots in California
Ronald Regan’s assignation attempt
The hostages held on a plane in Iran
The end of the cold war
The end of the U.S.S.R.
The space station
The Hubble telescope
Nelson Mandela being released from prison
Ok, so that’s enough for you to get the picture.
The whole thing was too much fun I tell you. And for the rest of the weekend, I just felt lucky to be alive and happy to have found my Mate Man to share this life with.
I know that I am a better person because he came along and wanted to love someone, not just anyone…me. I had to learn how to love and give love. I had to learn not to lie. He had to learn how to deal with love that was unconditional and unconventional. He had to learn he was lovable.
It’s been good for both of us lost souls to find each other and grow this life we share. It’s healed so many of the painful spots I had blackening my spirit.
Today I am grateful for the life I have had, good and bad.
And I love my Man. *sigh*
I hope you all have a great Monday…I am off to work on a new sketchbook project, the theme is love. I am making two of them and they will be displayed at the Darklight Gallery in February. I thought that because I am feeling so lovely inside now would be the right time to work on them, energy wise.