Today at lunch, I sprang a question on Edward, as I am wont to do, and which he fielded with his omnipresent aplomb.

The question was "What if I were female? The exact same person, only a woman?" He knew, of course, that I was asking what kind of a relationship we would have in that parallel universe.

And he said "You'd be perfect. We'd be married already." As you might imagine, that was one of the most touching things I've ever heard. Even so, if you've never lived across the inch-wide, million-mile deep chasm from the person you love and are devoted to, you may not be able to really realize how it made my heart leap to hear him say it, even while I'll never be able to understand the make-or-break importance that a sexual match/mismatch has to a monosexual person.

I don't want to sound smug, but I maintain that that was a thousand times better than anything someone said to you today. And I have the best friend in the world.

Thank you, Edward!
I'm proud to love you.