Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Happy Anniversary To My Wife, Kerry!

Today (September 30) is my ninth wedding anniversary. My ever patient wife Kerry, bless her heart, knew I was a Shakespeare geek when she married me.  I even said, during my proposal, that there’ll be time enough for Shakespeare.

Since then I’ve generally showered her with Shakespeare every time the opportunity presents itself .  I whispered Sonnet 17 in her ear during our wedding dance.  I made her a Shakespearean infinity bracelet.  I write stuff on Valentine’s Day cards.

And much to her credit, bless her heart, she’s driven 100 miles to sit through King Lear with me, buys me Shakespeare toys, and kept me from making a translated Bottom of myself when one of our friends said that Taming of the Shrew is better than Hamlet.  Every now and then she surprises me, too.

And let’s not forget that I’ve turned our beautiful children into raging geeklets as well.  She takes it all in stride.

So for our anniversary this year I thought I’d introduce her to the site.  Or, rather, the site to her.  She knows I’ve got a blog.  I tell everybody that will listen.  She sees the steady stream of books, DVDs and the occasional t-shirt with a rubber chicken on it show up at the door.  But she goes to bed hours before I do, and the last thing she’ll often hear from me before drifting off to sleep is “Going to work on the blog.”  It only seems right to give her a peek at what that part of my life means.

So.  Kerry, this is everybody. 

Happy Anniversary, Sweetie.  O that thou didst know how many fathom deep I am in love! O know, sweet love, I always write of you, And you and love are still my argument; So all my best is dressing old words new, Spending again what is already spent: For as the sun is daily new and old, So is my love still telling what is told. We are in the very wrath of love, clubs shall not part us.  Haply I think on thee!  For thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings that I would scorn to change my state with kings.


Everybody, this is Kerry.  Say hi, Geeks.   If you’ve got any good quotes to drop on us, let us hear it.


Jinxed Jules said...

William Shakespeare ~ "A Midsummer Night's Dream - Act 1, Scene 1" Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted Blind!~Happy Ann. May Ur love last for infinity ~ XoXo's Jules

Ann said...

Hello, Kerry, and a very Happy Anniversary!!

Ann in Atlanta

kj said...

"These fifteen years you have been in a dream;
Or when you waked, so waked as if you slept."

Now that you're reading the blog, you will wake to new life!

"'Tis time; descend; be stone no more; approach;
Strike all that look upon with marvel."


p.s. I'm not telling which play(s) these quotes come from. I'm sure you know already--or, if you don't, Shakespeare Geek can inform you.


Charlotte said...

Hi Kerry! Happy Anniversary!

My bounty is as boundless as the sea, / My love as deep; the more I give to thee, / The more I have, for both are infinite.

Elizabeth R said...

Happy Anniversary, Kerry!

For thy sweet love remember'd such wealth brings
That then I scorn to change my state with kings.
-Sonnet XXIX

Stacie said...

Happy anniversary!!

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

catkins said...

Happy anniversary Kerry! You have certainly got a romantic on your hands. And don't forget, sometimes it is what he doesn't say that counts:
"To hear with eyes belongs to love's fine wit."

Craig said...

You were married on September 30, 2000? Well, that's weird. So was I. Good day for weddings, I guess. Happy anniversary!