Saturday, July 11, 2009

Speaking with All Your Voices

Craig and I had some romantic time yesterday. Afterward, he came back into the bedroom to find me laying with my hands clasped behind my head. Naturally, he giggled.

"What?" I asked. "What did I do now?"

"Nothing," he said, smiling.

""What? Out with it!" He came back to bed and we snuggled.

"You're in your macho mode."

"Is that a problem?" I ask. "What's so funny?"

"It's a part of you. But I know the real you. You're my Lally. You're the cutie snuggle bear who drops things in the kitchen and curses. They don't know the real you."

"You're the only one who does, Cozy."

Before, when we've talked, I've told him that while he doesn't hear my harder voices, they are a real part of what makes me the person that I am. For a time, those voices, which don't really live with me at home, but figure in my writing and in my work, could be disturbing to Craig. He is coming to understand that part of me a little more. What I haven't been able to articulate yet, but what I now realize, is one of the reasons I fell in love with Craig is because he's the only person on earth I can be the cutie snuggle bear with. For many years that tender and playful part of my personality was dormant and unused. Because of it, I was empty and achy inside. Craig's love gives that part of my soul life and brings me peace.

I love my Big Bear.


Kirk said...

I'm very happy Craig came into your life.

Cuphound said...

Yeah, me too!

Of course, no one would have guessed what a romantic sap you became when you met Keriann, brother.

Love is amazing.

Kirk said...

Keriann would beg to differ.

Cuphound said...

You're full of it, Kirk. Kirk meets Keriann online while he's in Texas and she's in Boston. He works for months to get her real-life coordinates. When he does, he sends this HUGE arrangement of roses to her. It totally freaks her out by its grandeur. But Kirk was persistent and he married her. I was there for that episode!

There are even incriminating tapes of me "dancing" while drunk off my ass.

Kirk isn't very romantic on the day to day level. But you guys have no idea how much love changed this guy that I met back in the seventh grade.