I have two types of friends. One camp is a liberal mix and the other camp is conservative Christians and Mormons. It makes no difference to me, I love all my friends the same. I don't really care what God my friends worship, who they have sex with, or who they vote for (just vote!!!). I just care that they are funny, like to eat, and don't overreact to stupid stuff. Well ok, it would be great if everyone agreed with me, but that would be kind of boring.
When I first met the man who would be my husband, I thought he would fit into the conservative camp because I judge books based on their covers. He looks very guy next door. Since I like to say things to see how people will react, I pretty quickly used the word fuck in a sentence (I'd heard he didn't like girls who used bad words. Oh how wrong those people were). No, no, it was not an invitation to fuck. It was more like what the fuck is wrong with people? My daily wonderings have not changed much in the last 15 years. It was not long after that conversation that I first made dinner for Dustin and we have not been apart since. We were married two years later, thirteen years ago today.
For the last thirteen years, the conservative camp has thought Dustin belonged to their side. I knew he did not belong to that camp three seconds after I first said fuck. I mean come on, he married ME. For the last thirteen years my conservative camp friends have been trying to get me and Dustin to go to little "events" that Dustin will really love. So, on this special day that we celebrate the anniversary of our marriage, I am going to announce one more thing I am doing to save time. I'm going to stop having to lie to get out of events where my friends try to get Dustin to join their church*. Sorry my dear friends, he belongs to the liberal camp. My sweet, helpful, nice husband follows the same way of life I do.
Dustin also loves food, is funny and doesn't normally over react to stupid stuff unless it is his favorite sports team losing. Though I suspect he doesn't think his favorite sports team losing is a stupid thing.
And he always smiles when he sees me.
*We love visiting old churches and cemeteries. And we love learning about other cultures and ways of life. We just aren't planning on converting to another religion.
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