Where Yin and Yang Meet and Harmony Ensues

“And I love you so
The people ask me how
How I’ve lived till now
I tell them I don’t know

I guess they understand
How lonely life has been
But Life began again
The day you took my hand.” – from “And I Love You So” by Don McLean

Some bits and pieces of what makes a woman happy:


They are lying on their stomachs doing a crossword puzzle together and he tells her, “You know the answer to 87 down.”

“If you don’t know it, how do you know I know it?”

“I know what you know.”

She smiles, wondering for a second or two if anyone has ever said anything so sweet before and if he even realizes what he said. Then she pencils in the answer to 87 down.


She calls him at work, excited.

“I have a great idea for a short skit. I’m gonna need a Godzilla costume and five willing participants and we’ll need to borrow a camcorder.”

The first words out of his mouth are, “Well, call around and see if you can find a costume.”


He’s standing at her side, watching her cook and snatching an occasional fry from the bowl she’s tossing them into.

“I can’t get it out of my head that I want to do stand-up. Just one time. To see if I could. I spent half the night last night thinking up routines. I want to do it to prove to myself that I can, but I’m scared to death at the same time.”

He’s a little surprised at this revelation but totally supportive of her, “Really? So, I’m gonna need to save up to get you drunk?”

She laughs, “It only takes three drinks to get me drunk.”

“Yeah, but you know how expensive that comedy club is. I’ll just get you drunk before we go.”

Dearest Michael,

The best thing about the guy in story 1 is that he’s never stopped listening to the woman he knows so well. I don’t know if I’ll ever deserve you, but I’ll be damned if I ever let go.


PS – Happy Greeting Card Industry Day! Er… Valentine’s Day!

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