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It’s fair to say that I’ve had a pretty crappy few years. I’ve questioned and abandoned my career, only to realise that it’s not just a career. It’s a significant part of who I am. I’ve questioned and abandoned my friends, only to realise that they never asked of me anything that I didn’t offer to give.

Sunday was the birthday of one of my closest family members. She wanted to have a family dinner to celebrate and, as usual, cooking duties fell to me. Roast lamb seasoned with anchovies and cooked in anchovy oil, the joints liberally garnished with streaky bacon rashers. Roast potatoes with fresh lemon juice. Broccoli and carrots. Lashings of mint sauce.

I arrived at their house early so that I could cook the meat slowly. So that I would have plenty of time to make the meal as perfect as I could.

My girlfriend arrived much later. Work duties. Ten of us (including children ranging from one to eleven years old) were sitting round the dinner table enjoying the meal. I was at one end of the table. The birthday girl was at the head of the table. My girlfriend was a few places away from me. The kids take precedent when it comes to seating arrangements.

She looked at me and smiled. The lyrics of this song came to mind.

[i]There was a time
I was everything and nothing all in one
When you found me
I was feeling like a cloud across the sun

I need to tell you
How you light up every second of the day
But in the moonlight
You just shine like a beacon on the bay[/i]

Something About the Way You Looked Tonight - Elton John

46-50, M
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Dec 7, 2018
Mamapolo2016 · 61-69, F
If you didn't already tell her this, go tell her now.
room101 · 46-50, M
[@663519,Mamapolo2016] I did tell her. Not as eloquently and creatively as Elton. But yeah, in my fumbling way, I told her.
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Scribbles · 31-35, F
I really really like this post.

You have had some really crappy tough years that had me worried for you for some time... so I'm really beyond happy that your girlfriend has been a huge ray of sunshine in your life, Roomie. And like the Bobby Hebb song "Sunny" goes: "The dark days are done and the bright days are here..." And I hope that'll be true for you from here on out.
You deserve alot of good, my friend.

This post also reminds me to reflect on my own relationship and everything that has happened in the past year and a half in my own life way on my side of the pond-and how and why I love my boyfriend so much. He's really been truly amazing. Mostly it reminds me to show/tell him my love more often.
room101 · 46-50, M
[@256854,Scribbles] Thank you Scribs and I'm sorry that I've given you cause to worry.

I think that we've both been pretty lucky to find such awesome partners. In my case, she was right there in front of me for a very long time. I was just too dumb to see her. And yeah, I try to tell her as often as possible how much she means to me. To be honest, I sometimes worry that I tell her too often because I worry that I'm putting too much pressure on her. I don't want her feeling that I think of her as my saviour or whatever.

When I say that to her, she tells me to stop being daft lol.

Scribbles · 31-35, F
My turn to say don't be daft

"Cause to worry", my ass 🤨
I made the decision to worry, yeah? 🤪

And why not, eh? Friends will do that, no sorry needed. Doesn't matter if the shitstorm is happening to a friend thousands of miles away and I can't do anything much to help or if it's a friend 5 miles or even my neighbor next door who I can actually get there to help when needed .

Bottom line....worry means, I care. Whether you like it or not 😏 maybe that means I should be the one to say sorry 😅
room101 · 46-50, M
[@256854,Scribbles] Well that told me 😂😂😂

Thank you my most excellent friend 🤗
Burnley123 · 36-40, M
Thanks for sharing that
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