"Get off your Blog, and take me out!" - The command of a loving wife to her husband over morning coffee on their 4th Anniversary. But, the day had already been planned by the time the fetching Mrs. Atos issued her challenge. The boys went to the sitter, and we went downtown for a rainy yet wonderful "Bueller Day" that started with Starbucks, was savored over lunch at Dragonfish, and ended with a stroll down NW 23rd. It was a fine day of rare freedom, and no particular obligation. We came home with toys for the boys, ideas for the home, and the fresh fixings for a great dinner salad.
Typically April 7th is spent cutting powder down the Miracle Mile. Inevitably, we fall exhausted along the wind-ripped slope and lay for a while staring south together down the line of volcanic peaks of the Southern Cascades silently considering the years that started there one frigid day in April. Yesterday was little different in meaning, despite the setting. The conclusion for both of us was the same...
There is no relationship more glorious than marriage... the perfect balance of the two aspects of humanity that sees us joined along a path that restores unity for creation.
Antoine de Saint-ExuperyFrench writer (1900 - 1944)