I will write updates soon on all of the recent developments. For now, suffice it to say that I am in love. It's an unexpected, un-euphemistic, uncomplicated, unquestionable kind of love. It came out of no where and hit me sideways, taking me completely off guard, and not only am I defenseless, I can't think of a single reason to slow it down or stop it. I never would have expected the year to end like this, but I'm very glad it is.
I am very happy and hopeful.
Thank you to Dave, for knowing exactly when tough and tender love are needed. Thank you to Scott, for constancy that spans more years than that of any other, and for being the most inspirationally brave person I know. Thank you to John, for giving me my 25th chance (at least). Thank you to Dale, Direktor Dave, Brad, Jerry, John, Blaise, Spiky, Jake, and Ray, for teaching me about the nature of friendship, new and old. Thank you to Papa, who understands what makes a home. Special thanks go out to Matti, who understands some things better than those who should be teachers, and who may have saved my life.
Best wishes to everyone for 2008.