Monday, February 19, 2007

a wolf and a moose

Monday, February 19, 2007
why wolf? as a child in swiss boarding school M - always the smallest - earned the nickname 'petit loup,' which means 'little wolf' in english. wolf - curious, peristent, a social creature that mates for life. i have a wolf, the love of my life ... my universe.

why moose? for my 37th birthday, i requested from M only the simple gift of a stuffed animal from build-a-bear. a moose is what i received. the moose accompanied me on my very lonely sojourn in this urban wilderness. i clung to him @ night, and during many lonely times. as though moose somehow had captured part of M's spirit to carry with me.

and that is the story of a wolf and a moose - the loves of my life.



[following is something i posted in my myspace blog, the first weekend after M's arrival in vancouver.]

we stood in cathedral park, enjoying each other's company (after 11 weeks apart) and also sharing a joint. we looked on, as we saw the reason the cathedral bells rang so jubilantly at 10 am on an ordinary saturday morning. a bride and her entourage poured out of the church. of course, the bride looked like a princess, in her white dress. and it occurred to me. how truly blessed am i. i did not have a princess-like wedding dress. or a princess-like wedding. that's because i did not need any of that. i am not just princess for a day - ie my wedding day. i am adored. i am a princess every day.

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4 comments:

Aunty Belle said...

A princess every day? Now , sugar pie, that is the most wise thang to know about yoreself...and it is true. Even iffin' others fergit for a moment, youse still a princess.

A'course, when ya' write about the plank in yore eye, I knows you know that yore Daddy is THE KING..so you cain't ever be nuthin' but a princess forever.

Luv your tempalte here--tres cool. I doan know nuthin' bout code and HTML...heck, I can barely type--youse impressive.

Take care of yoreself, honey.

the.red.mantissa said...

hey .... AB!

nice to see you around this haunt! thanx for your kind words. you take care, too.

Anonymous said...

/bark!

im back from cali. i saw your note. what is your new email i want to write you something but i dont want to see it on the right margin. knowwhatimean?

/K9

the.red.mantissa said...

hey k9!
woof woof.
i hear ya.
here's the email addy -
the.red.mantissa@gmail.com.
please do write ...
you are a connection
that i do NOT want to lose.

i see rotties around
vancouver. ALOT.
they all remind me
of you, dear friend.

=8^)

love, me.