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Sunday, October 14, 2012

I can't take all the credit but I did choose him

I was 23 years old when I married him and now on our 23rd anniversary, I love him even more than I did way back then. 

"I feel good with my husband: I like his warmth and his bigness and his being-there and his making and his jokes and stories and what he reads and how he likes fishing and walks and pigs and foxes and little animals and is honest and not vain or fame-crazy and how he shows his gladness for what I cook him and joy for when I make him something, a poem or a cake, and how he is troubled when I am unhappy and wants to do anything so I can fight out my soul-battles and grow up with courage and a philosophical ease. I love his good smell and his body that fits with mine as if they were made in the same body-shop to do just that. What is only pieces, doled out here and there to this boy and that boy, that made me like pieces of them, is all jammed together in my husband. So I don’t want to look around any more: I don’t need to look around for anything."
—Sylvia Plath


  1. A wise and wonderful choice - and, once again, Happy Anniversary!

    Lovely quotation.

  2. So beautiful. Happy Anniversary!

  3. What an accomplishment--a belated happy anniversary to you!


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