I was trying to explain the allure of Austen's Mr. Darcy to Seymour the other day. He didn't get it.
I told him, "That's because you were already like Darcy to begin with, you didn't need that formative drama to reveal your true character. Much simpler for me that way, anyhow, thanks."
He looked at me in disbelief. "No drama?"
"Well, we have drama now, but it's not relationship drama."
Happy anniversary to my wonderful partner. I can't believe it's been thirteen years since we rode that rocket together.