Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Skeletons and V.D.

***Serious spacing issues with today's blog and try as I might, I cannot fix the problem. My apologies in advance for the big gelatinous blob-blog of text.*** ***And then it fixes itself - ARRGH!***

I realize this has probably been blogged-about ad nauseam by everyone and their dog, but there's something so basically wonderful and tender about it that I just have to document it, if only for my own memories. (my dogs don't blog incidentally). OK, without creating suspense I'm talking about the recent archaeological find of 2 skeletons found in an embrace that has lasted 5 to 6000 years. And being that's it's Valentine's Day and all (which I despise for its commercialism, but appreciate for it's good intentions) I think it's poignant to think that these two souls (assumably) spent their final moments together and passed away while holding one another. It's touching. Additionally, it's old news since the skeletons were found last week, but I've been watching the story, and hope there will be more information as time passes. If not though, I want to remember it. I'm glad the decision has been made to not separate them. I don't think anyone has the right after all this time. As foolish and sentimental as that might sound. Rest in peace.

So given my stance on Valentine's Day, and the fact that I'm a romantic, you'd think that Ted and I do something very special for VD ("HAPPY VD" - what you say to a skank who doesn't wear a condom - har) but no... we don't. And it's largely because we're pretty damned good to one another for the vast majority of the rest of the year. Yeah, I'm sure that sounds all diabetes-sweet but it's true. I did get him a card though. It's about the tragic, sexless lives of teddy bears. I still need to write something sweet inside. Can't be all about horny stuffed animals alone now can it?

In honour of the lovey-doviness that is this day... a romantic song that will forever remind me of my Ted. Happy Valentine's Day.

"Love Me Still" by Chaka Khan

Here is my hand for you to hold
Here's the part of me they have not sold
I've wandered far,
I've had my fill
I need you now,
Do you love me still?

Only you have seen
the hidden part of me
Call me foolhardy if you will
But I loved you when,
Do you love me still?

So many smiles and lies surround me
Empty expectations, faceless fears
Sometimes this life is a bitter pill
I love you now,
Do you love me still?

You have been mine since time untold
Our love is immortal, don't you know
Others will come,
and they will go
But I loved you young,
I'll love you old

Only you have seen,
the other side of me
Call me naive,
I think you will
But I loved you then,
Do you love me still?

Here are the eyes that only see you
Here's the mouth that only calls your name
Here is the soul they can not kill
I love you now,
do you love me still?

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