Friday, March 16, 2007

For Someone I Love

On occasion of his 28th birthday…I don't like using my blog for personal messages, but he deserves it.

I wish I could write you poetry, but you wouldn’t want to see me make the attempt. But here are the things I will do for you: I will re-learn Spanish so that I am capable of reading Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Gabriela Mistral, and Jorge Luis Borges in their native language. I will even “cutely” read them to you in Spanish. I will re-learn, in Latin, all the prayers my mother taught me. I will never play Mahler for nine hours straight. I will never be able to pronounce your name correctly, but instead of calling you V for Volatility, I will choose something more suitable. I will not watch 300 for the hot men, and avoid making you feel any jealousy. I will climb to the top of a mountain with you, without complaining. I will receive the Eucharist in whatever way you decide is suitable. I will listen to Glass and Reich, if I must, for extended periods of time; and will not make you listen to Webern. I will cook, and not always make you wash the dishes, and I will not force you to make pumpkin bread or any other baked goods for me. (I can also mow lawns!) I will trust you, and be unafraid. And I will love you.

I love you Arturo Vásquez, and I don’t care who knows it! Happy Birthday!

8 comments:

Pseudo-Iamblichus said...

Speechless.....

Utterly speechless.....

I love you to. You are my life, my breath, my everything!

Pseudo-Iamblichus said...

And all of you should be ashamed of yourselves for reading this. We write two very intellectually serious blogs, and our personal lives are none of your business!

Nothing to see here. Move along, move along....

(Seriously, AG, you are the most beautiful woman in the world, and I don't know who cares either!!!!)

Pseudo-Iamblichus said...

Sorry, that last sentence should read, "I don't care who knows, either."

You are making me slip, girl.

AG said...

Haha, "I don't know who cares either" may have been accurate!

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Fr. Greg said...

Such love, rooted in your common faith, is an inspiration to all "with eyes to see" and "ears to hear". May our Lord richly bless you both and your life together.

That said, do remember one reason that marriage is a sacrament: it is impossible to crucify oneself without help.

Me said...

I honestly think this is beautiful, hard fought and amazing. I commented...