Tuesday, January 29, 2013

This One's for You

Year One.

Kourtney and I aren't ones to get caught in sappy romance. Our approach to our relationship has been to love one another (of course), but we're also realistic-- we were never under the impression that relationships are like what you see in Disney movie. We're also not big fans of being one of those sickeningly sweet couples who constantly talk about how in love they are-- those people are pretty fake and annoying, and that's just not our style.

However, today is our fifth anniversary, and I think some declarations of love are in order. With that in mind, here's the poem included a love letter to Kourtney on our 1st anniversary, when we lived three hours away from each other.  It's funny to imagine that so much time has passed, and yet it seems like no time at all. We each have grown so much-- we are not the same people we were five years ago. Our lives are linked, yet I am so happy that we have given ourselves space to grow and learn and be ourselves. We are our own beings, and yet together we are something else, something quite special.  Ndeya and Kourtney, plus more (plus AWESOME).

So this one's for you, Kourtney. Happy Anniversary. Let's grow old together, okay?

[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in] 

By E. E. Cummings

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
                                                      i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

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