Friday, April 18, 2008

I Felt The Earth Move Under My Feet

I feel the earth move under my feet
I feel the sky tumbling down
I feel my heart start to trembling
Whenever you're around

Carole King Lyrics

Thirty-eight years ago today I was involved in another seismic activity. A 10 on the Richter Scale. On that day, I had the good sense and good fortune to marry my soul mate, the infamous Mr. Maven. He of blodging fame and recently of penning "Bumper Stickers For Bloggers."

As I kissed him at 12.01am, I said, "Can you believe it's been thirty-eight years?"

"It seems like thirty-eight minutes," he answered. "Under water."

Now you can see how we are meant for each other.

Jasia, she of Creative Gene, left a comment on my Trait Carnival post:

How is it I'm drawn to such argumentative people?

My ex-husband was the captain of his high school debate team and they went on to win the state championship.

The current Mr. Jasia is famous for saying that debate is his favorite sport... and I run for cover when he's in a mood to argue. Talk about a razor tongue...

And now I find that you are one for arguing too...

And I hate conflict, disagreements, arguments, and debate. Differences of opinion I have no problem with but it's that darn passion that gets people so all fired up that makes me shiver and quake! LOL!

I'm little miss peace and harmony preferring subtly and passive aggression to outright arguing ;-)

Oh, Jasia, the answer is, it's that darn passion.

Mr. Maven has all of Jasia's traits (plus he's very handsome) and I have all of Jasia's husbands' traits. I won my Moot Court competition in law school and have written about my razor sharp tongue. My husband apologizes to me even when he isn't wrong - bless him. We are a match!

I don't know what drew my husband to this argumentative, hard to live with woman, but I'm so glad he was not only drawn, but stayed around this long.

So, if I don't say it enough, baby, let me shout it to the world -




Blogger Mr. Maven said... little honey!

Mr. fM

April 18, 2008 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger Becky Wiseman said...

Congratulations, fM (and Mr. fM)! In this day and age, 38 years is a long time to be married. May you have many more happy years together.

April 18, 2008 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger Terry Thornton said...

CONGRATULATIONS to Mr. and Mrs. Maven on the occasion of their 38th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY! And to Mrs. Maven this little poem by John White Chadwick

A Wedding-Song

I SAID: “My heart, now let us sing a song
For a fair lady on her wedding-day;
Some solemn hymn or pretty roundelay,
That shall be with her as she goes along
To meet her joy, and for her happy feet
Shall make a pleasant music, low and sweet.”

Then said my heart: “It is right bold of thee
To think that any song that we could sing
Would for this lady be an offering
Meet for such gladness as hers needs must be,
What time she goes to don her bridal ring,
And her own heart makes sweetest carolling.”

And so it is that with my lute unstrung,
Lady, I come to greet thy wedding-day;
But once, methinks, I heard a poet say,
The sweetest songs remain for aye unsung.
So mine, unsung, at thy dear feet I lay,
And with a “Peace be with you!” go my way.

Happy Anniversary,

April 18, 2008 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger Lidian said...

Congratulations to you both! And many many more happy years to come!

April 18, 2008 at 2:02 PM  
Blogger Jasia said...

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. fM! Wow! 38 years is a long time. It must be true love.

I enjoy hearing true love stories. It's seems they are something of a rarity these days what with the high divorce rate and all.

So it's all about the passion eh? Well, passion does keep things from getting stale doesn't it?

Best wishes for many more passionate years of wedded bliss!

April 18, 2008 at 4:51 PM  

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