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Schrödinger's Pussy
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Living with zen 
23rd-Feb-2007 07:49 am
peacocks
My Brian is an amazing man. He's patient, sensitive, generous, and intuitive. He never takes what isn't given. He's got a huge heart and has no hesitancy in giving help and support to our friends. He loves to laugh and to share his excitement. He's quietly brilliant and charmingly modest. He never over-thinks the fun out of a situation. He's a gentle soul and almost completely without aggression. There is so much I have learned from him about acceptance, and there's still a lot of his nature I'd like to learn. I look up to him as a mentor in life. His views about the world and life are beautiful and soulful and far deeper than most people realize.

One incredible gift he possesses is the ability to meet someone and know their true character. This is something I've known of him since I first met him in 1988. Our boss over the next 10 years used to rely a lot on this skill when they interviewed because he was so uncannily accurate. When I listen to his gut on people, he's never steered me wrong. Sometimes, I enter a friendship despite his reservations. I think he's starting to get tired of me saying "you were right, again."

Brian approaches friendships differently than I do. Time and common interests bond him closer to people from the outside in. Me, I tend to let special friends in core deep and then add distance as necessary. When a friend hurts me, I bleed, I weep, and then I add distance commensurate with the hurt inflicted. Brian isn't affected as deeply as I get when things happen because he really doesn't expect things from people where I tend to hold friends accountable. It's just a slight difference of direction, I think. Not better or worse, but his is obviously less painful.

My Brian is one of the least drAmatic people I know. He has a teflon drAma coating. I admire this about him so very much. I'm glad he was my friend before he became my lover and then my husband. Not often one's spouse is also one's sage. I'm blessed.
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23rd-Feb-2007 02:07 pm (UTC)
He sounds perfect!
23rd-Feb-2007 03:24 pm (UTC)
I must now confess to a certain curiosity of his first impression of M and I.

My first impression of Brian was of calmness and stability.
24th-Feb-2007 02:33 am (UTC)
I've always liked you both dear. The two of you have always seemed to be a good match and a little off. (That's a good thing) I'm sorry you guys are so far away.
27th-Feb-2007 03:35 pm (UTC)
Oh, we're definitely a little off. ;) I'm sorry we're so far away too. Although....I am tempted to come down to Detroit for the Iggy Pop show on April 13th. ;)
28th-Feb-2007 01:59 am (UTC)
Sorry it took me so long to see your reply. Just been busy. We'll have to plan something this year. Plus you are ALWAYS welcome for a visit.
23rd-Feb-2007 03:28 pm (UTC)
Brian is indeed an excellent Taoist.
23rd-Feb-2007 04:03 pm (UTC)
You definitely scored a win in the spouse category! ;)
23rd-Feb-2007 06:17 pm (UTC)
"He never takes what isn't given."

Might be something to learn from that sentence. How would you expound upon it?
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