November 16th

November 16th

I am Tahasi Massk

Our relationship is more than what the two of us would be alone. It is a combination that is greater than the sum of the parts. Harmony isn’t simply both people playing the same notes. It is the beauty that comes from different notes. It is the idea that difference is beautiful. And when both people are willing to let everything go, simply playing their own wonderful music, something greater than parts is created.

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November 15th

November 15th

I am Tahasi Massk

She is the engine of accomplishment. She is a powerhouse of doing things. If there is something that she sees that needs to be done, she doesn’t rest. It violates everything principle that makes her who she is to consider not doing what she believes to be right. I have been the grateful recipient of that engine for more than two decades, and it still amazes me.

November 14th

November 14th

I am Tahasi Massk

I love that we are able to do so many things together. Not just in the sense of having the time to do things together, but also in the sense of having the physical ability to do lots of things together. We bike, we hike, we kayak. We read, we travel, we see plays. We have been blessed with good health, and good minds. I love that she has worked hard to be able to do so many things that I find fun. It truly makes makes everything more fun when she is by my side.

November 13th

November 13th

I am Tahasi Massk

It has been five months since I started doing this. Those five months have been amazing in many ways. There have been some hard days. Occasionally, several in a row. But there have been wonderful days. Far more of them, and so many consecutive. People are surprised sometimes if our ‘natural’ way of interacting happens when others are around. We are far more affectionate than most couples. And that affection becomes cyclical. As we express our love in words and actions, we feel it more. That makes us want to express it more. Rinse and repeat.

November 12th

November 12th

I am Tahasi Massk

Every so often she will catch me staring at her, and will ask me what I am looking at. Usually gawking has the effect of making both people feel awkward, but in these moments it often is just that I can’t help staring. She chides me for ‘checking her out,’ but we both know that it is a sign of our healthy relationship.

November 11th

November 11th

I am Tahasi Massk

As I have had a couple of days when we are together almost the entire day, I feel an even greater appreciation for the life that we have been blessed with. So few people have the time to be together as much as we are. When it comes to blessings, it would be impossible to count ours. Savoring those unhurried moments each day helps me see just how wonderful my life really is.

November 10th

November 10th

I am Tahasi Massk

Some days it is so easy. I feel her love, and I don’t let my own silliness get in the way of things. At those times we feel a oneness that is near divine. It seems like our very essences resonate. The harmony emanates through our perfect connection, and the world seems completely right. It is what I believe heaven will be like.

November 9th

November 9th

I am Tahasi Massk

Every so often I forget just how lucky I am. At those times I need a little reminder of how wonderful she is to have in my life. And how simple it is to be happy. I really should be happy, because anyone can keep smiling inside. Deciding each morning to build my day around that smile that comes from knowing she loves me in spite of all my flaws is a simple, yet surefire way to get the day right.

November 8th

November 8th

It is so crucial to cultivate an attitude of appreciation. Days flow by and it is easy to slip into a mindless routine. But that can be dangerous, because apathy can kill joy as surely as sorrow. Settling into routine draining the vitality from life and love.

November 7th

November 7th

I am Tahasi Massk

A great joy and a great challenge is to have different strengths. It is why we make such a great team. Our skills and strengths blend together so well. Especially when it comes to raising our children. While I can’t even begin to capture in words how much I love our girls, I can’t always love them in the way that they need sometimes. But she can. She can help them to achieve their potential, because she has skills that I don’t have. And I am grateful for that gift.