You know how, when you find something really good, you just can’t wait to tell someone?
It’s been my habit for so many years now. Whenever something wonderful happened to me, I couldn’t wait to share it with the whole world. The perfect sunset sky, smeared with salmon pink and the deepest indigo, deserves an immediate photo, complete with poem, on this blog. A hipster coffee shop who makes the perfect almond milk latte gets a shoutout on Yelp. That funny movie that made me laugh/weep/think? Instant mini-review on Twitter.
Good things are even better when they are shared.
But recently, something very, very good has happened to me. I met someone who is very special to me, and we are now an exclusive couple.
I know, I know. Shock! Amazement! The girl who said “Never” did a complete 180!
It took me by surprise, too. I could never have guessed that someone could waltz into my life, see right through my “Never,” and break down the walls of fear I’d built so high around myself. It took me by surprise that someone could make me see colors that didn’t even exist before he came along. That someone could become the yin to my yang in such a complete way, that I am not even tempted to look back at what I lost before.
But world, that is all I can give you. It is all I can share. I have found something so wonderful, and so pure, that for the first time ever, I don’t want to share it with all of you. I want to keep it to myself, safe in my heart.
Also, I’m never going to say Never, ever again.
Whoops. I mean, I am going to be very careful about using the word Never from here on out.