The Truth about the Man from GM

Invariably, someone will ask why the Man from GM and I don’t just settle down and get married. Finally, I have a concrete illustration of the main insurmountable thing (there are lots of small insurmountable things, such as the fact that his driving terrifies me and that he goes to the grocery store and grabs what he wants off the shelf without taking the time to see if there’s a cheaper version).

Here it is:

I took him to the park on my Saturday walk which heals my soul and is responsible for reinvigorating me. Soul healing and reinvigorating take some time. And, I tend more to mosey than stride places. And the dog needs to pee on a lot of things.

The Man from GM however, is very busy. Even on vacation, he has places to go. I don’t know where these places are and why he has to get there so quickly, but off he goes, first a few feet ahead of us, then twenty feet ahead of us, then way off in the distance.

Then he turns around to walk backwards, because he can walk backwards as fast as we’re walking forwards. And then, when I say, “Here is the stretch of road that fixes all my problems” he says, “This is why I don’t like the Smokey Mountains. You can’t see anything.”

Trees. There are trees and birds and soft sunlight and a cool breeze at exactly the same spot, and we aren’t even in the mountains! Whatever.

He is my dear friend and I’m glad to know him. But when I take you to my most sacred spot, I need you to be able to at least imagine why it means so much to me.

5 thoughts on “The Truth about the Man from GM

  1. Yeah, I can see what you mean. On the other hand, sometimes I wonder about how poorly matched my husband and I seem to be. He’s a conservative, republican non-reader. I’m the opposite of all that. And it IS hard at times…still, I’m glad for his companionship. He is very sensitive, thoughtful and gentle. That helps.

  2. Perhaps the man from GM is more interested in checking out your other sacred spot. If you know what I mean, and I think you do.

  3. After having had the pleasure of meeting the Man from GM this weekend, I’ve come away not entirely sure if he knows exactly what that other sacred spot is.

  4. He defintely thinks he knows what that sacred spot is, but he surely does not know why it is sacred to us and should be to him, which might be why he doesn’t get to have good healing moments all that often.

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