Sunday, June 12, 2011
We’ve been married thirty-four years, the Missus and I, as of today.
As I was on my way to services a couple of days ago, I was meditating - as is my custom - on the Birkot ha-Shachar, the morning prayers that observant Jews recite every day upon awakening. And one prayer, in particular, resonated:
Barukh Atah Hashem, Elokeinu, Melekh ha-olam, pokeiach ivrim. (Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who gives eyesight to the blind.)
Eyesight to the blind: That’s what She Who Must Be Obeyed is to me. For I see the world in a flat monochrome, through my own peculiar experiential lens... but when I am guided by her warm-hearted wisdom, my vision blossoms forth in full three-dimensional color.
I wake up every day happy to be by her side... and every day she is more beautiful to me, inside and out.
Happy anniversary, sweetie! Another trip around the sun for our marriage: long may they both shine!