I know the place.
It is true.
Everything we do
Corrects the space
Between death and me
And you.”~ Harold Pinter
Today is our anniversary (at 4pm today last year I married my fella!) Because it’s a school night, we went out to dinner on Saturday night. Our plans changed slightly. We stayed in town which was much more sensible considering this semester. I’m actually going to a funeral tomorrow so I won’t be going in to work. Tonight we’ll just hangout and not do much.
My fella and I don’t follow traditional gift-giving customs. We don’t give holiday or anniversary presents since we give each other gifts throughout the year. We do like to share events and even dining out is an event to us. We both eat rather slowly and we enjoy talking. We often notice other couples racing through their meals… or at least it seems that way to us. Of course, we were each the last family member in our families to finish eating a meal.
On Saturday night we went to The Melting Pot, a fondue chain restaurant that can be a bit pricey as a family-member notes, “for a restaurant where you have to cook your own food.” The Melting Pot has become one of our dining traditions. We order a bottle of wine and take our time. Our dining experience is always 2 ½ hours easily but it is time without texting others or being distracted by social media and life.
Even when we’re alone and I’ve made breakfast at home, we sit and talk for hours until the food and coffee is cold. We still have so much to say and learn. I look forward to being with him daily.