There are lots of clichés out there that spouses use for each other, "the better half" being one I use frequently to describe my lovely wife, Thomasin. But then I happen to believe that most phrases that become clichés do so because there is truth there. Today my wife and I celebrate our 11th Wedding Anniversary. Well, celebrating is probably not accurate. We're both swamped with work as we're working hard to raise funds to keep Wayside Theatre, which is our life, open.
We might get a few moments to acknowledge the arrival and the passage of the day somewhere along the line, but then on the other hand why should today be any different than any other day in this wacky life in the theatre that we live every day.
But back to that "better half" thing. There's real truth there. She's the one who keeps me going and by extension that allows us both to keep on target to keep the theatre operating. Lord knows I wish I had her energy and determination. Everyone here feeds off of that energy, especially me.
So, sweetheart, Happy Anniversary. It isn't as hot as it was 11 years ago on that day we got hitched. But every minute since has certainly been as much fun, if not entertaining.