March 29, 2015 – My reaction after two of my closest friends from high school reveal they are engaged!
The unpopular boy and the untamable girl…
a victorious union magnifying the uncertain nature of fate,
there is incomparable beauty to the strength of a committed bond.
Most of the outside world now and forever recognizes them as
harmless nerds, graduate students focused on the field of mathematics
and teaching basic algebra to basic undergraduates.
I recognize them as conquerors,
slaying the dragons of family demons and
defeating the witch’s curse of the long distance relationship.
The news they relayed to me of their anticipated engagement
set my soul up for lift off.
The event was somewhat set in stone,
yet to hear the unpopular boy and the untamable girl
say the words (and show off the ring) was
the turning point in our adventure.
Staring at my computer screen,
I do not want to make a false start,
for May 2016 feels a million miles off.
Oh, to hell with it…
the unpopular boy and the untamable girl have transformed…
the victorious couple are getting married.