Today, I saw three gray hairs on your adorable head while you were sleeping. I patted them and smiled widely. We are growing old together! And I cannot fathom how my happiness with you, my love for you, grows bigger and bigger every day! They say that after a few months or a year of being with someone, dullness settles in. In our seven years together, I anticipated it, even tried to pretend it was there but could not fool myself. Let me try to solve the riddle with you. Why I love you more and more every day?
You look funny when you put down your Turkish coffee cup and I find this dark line on your nose. I wipe it with my thumb. I smile. You smile back. And I love you more.
And when you’re so absorbed in reading a book, I feel jealous. I come closer from behind your back, put my hands on your shoulders and bury my face in your hair. You push away those dark waterfalls away and stretch a soft cheek. I plant a gentle kiss hoping it would grow into a shower of kisses. And I love you more.
When you wake up in the middle of the night, thinking I am asleep, you whisper my name, just my name, place a kiss on my heart and fall back into your sweet sleep. When I am sure you’re in too deep, I whisper your name, just your name, and place a kiss on your bare shoulder. And I love you more.
In full moon nights, our room bathes in scented candle lights. You lay on the floor covered with silver beams before the open balcony and the overwhelming moon. I never intrude in your rituals. I just stay afar, watching you and inhaling you within with the intoxicating aromas. Feeling drunk, I love you more.
I love you more because you’re silly sometimes, furious and loving, snapping, embracing.. because you cry and laugh at the same time, because of your insecurities and your arrogance.. because you’re a terrible cook and an excellent planner.. because your fights with me drive me crazy and your smile lights up my whole world.
Now I know! I know that the riddle and the answer is You!