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pledge of love

His pledge to her:

photograph: neha ramabhadran

“i will kill the spiders. i will share my fries with you when you’ve finished all yours and are still hungry. i won’t ever pop my collar. i will never be rude to your tummy- when i hear it growl and gurgle, i promise to bend down and reply respectfully. i will eat the mushrooms when we order the supreme pizza. i will kiss the papercuts. and the door-slammed finger. and the counter-bumped hip. i’ll try my hardest not to get annoyed when you whisper questions and comments during movies. i will be the big spoon. i will let you win at wrestling. sometimes. other times i will not. i will go faster. harder. i will pull when you want. and tease you when you don’t. i will send you random txts and leave you silly gifts. not always. not on schedule. just whenever i want to. whenever i think you need one. or seven. i will check your tire pressure. and remind you to take your car in. i will hold your hand. i will love you. i will love you. i will love you.”

I love the `not always, not on schedule. Just whenever I want to.’ part. This is so the thing I keep telling V. That he should ‘want’ to, he doesn’t need to. :) 
And I love the writing style. It is the one I love the most. And use. If you ever read any of my stuff you should know. Do you? Although if I want to be a writer it’s got to change. You think? Anyhow. Moving on then.

Quick update

Went to Ethiopia, V’s office retreat. Was great in so many ways, and completely awful in few others. Nevermind. Went back to joburg from there. In a long 9 hr hopping flight. Without yellow fever shot. Was deported. Was kinda cool actually, looking back. Or was it. Hmm. Wish we had never gone.
Spent a week in Dubai without any of my stuff. No laptop. Thank god for my lovely iphone. I have to stop calling it that. Should just call it ‘phone’. But not able to. Met friends, played taboo, threw a party for a dear friend who got engaged recently. Was awesome fun. Like always. Slept at 6:30 am. No big deal. House was a MESS. Big deal – looks ok now. Miss it. Back in joburg now. Hating the food at the hotel. They have a special talent of messing up most things. Had a meeting with the head chef. Future looks hopeful.
On another note – totally obsessed with Tap Zoo and Words with Friends. Reading `Alchemy of Desire’ – loving it!