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Christine

Christine, I believe you have many of the characteristics of an empath.   You can feel the joy and sorrow of those around you.   This can be a dangerous trait, because the constant energy of life, the rollercoaster of emotions, can make anyone want to hide from the world.

But you don’t run from life. You run towards it, embarking on the greatest adventure known to man (and woman) — marriage.

I can offer no advice other than learn to compromise and don’t lose your own identity.

I believe that the love you and Clay have for each other can transform the dry Arizona desert into a garden filled with red, green, and yellow tropical flowers.

Congratulations.

8 Comments

  1. flutter

    Neil, I appreciate you. I strive to run toward life- I like watching you do the same.

  2. The Honourable Husband

    “You can feel the joy and sorrow of those around you. This can be a dangerous trait, because the constant energy of life, the rollercoaster of emotions, can make anyone want to hide from the world.”

    Yes, it can. But it can also get your adrenaline pumping, your brain turned on, and your ass into gear. It sounds like the normal rhythms of life excite Christine, motivate her, and give her great satisfaction. I kinda wish I were like that, more often.

    Do you recall this scene from {arenthood Ron Howard’s first movie?

    http://youtu.be/VW2ebN3PWT0

    (And a highly under-rated movie it is, too.)

  3. Danny

    That was really beautiful, Neil, you should always give the toast at weddings!

    HH, I loved that movie. I cried when I saw that scene over 20 years ago and cried just now watching it again! (And oy, look how young Steve Martin and Mary Steenburgen were!)

  4. Juli

    Congratulations, flutter!

  5. magpie

    Aw – I’ve so loved reading all of these little love notes to Flutter. It’s a sweet sweet moment.

  6. sarah piazza

    sniff. you made me kind of teary, neil.

  7. Fran

    Well said, Neil. Congratulations, Christine (aka “byflutter”). I wish you, and Clay, all the best.

  8. The Mommy Psychologist

    Beautiful post. There was a time in my life where I ran from it, but these days I can totally relate to running to it.

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