Saturday, November 3, 2007

The power of an unbroken circle

It occurred to me today that, over the last several years of living in this predominantly long distance bi-national relationship, we must have learned many things. That she and I are still so devoted to each other and that we wear identical gold rings indicates that yes, that has to be the case. Just today, during our phone call, she mentioned the comment a friend of ours made to her when she showed signs of buckling under the strain of a crisis that has befallen her family ~ "Remember that ring on your finger". There have been many many times when a glance at that beautiful ring is enough to repel the onset of emptiness and summon forth the courage to carry on in the face of this discriminatory situation. Most couples who are committed to each other wear a ring but ours must encircle not only our fingers but the entire globe!

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