"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars."
Five years ago today, I spoke these words to you, and we said "forever." We smashed a glass under the chuppa and paraded through the village as Mister and Misses. And though our souls and our lives had been intertwined for many years already, on that day we proclaimed it to the world. And then we set out on a grand adventure..
From the cobblestone streets of Paris to the dim crumbling brick of an abandoned Brooklyn subway tunnel, we explored. From midsummer rooftop parties at our little home on second street, to wintertime games of fetch with Nico in the snow-blanketed park, we celebrated. From street art to music to babies, we created. And through it all, through the hard times and the magnificent times, we found strength in each other. And we grew. Sometimes it's hard for me to fathom how much we've grown.
I dug through old hard drives and phones and pieced together all of these little videos (most of which you shot) from our past, so that we can celebrate and reflect on all that we were, all that we are, and all that we are becoming. I love you Gaby. Always and forever. Sometimes I can't believe I found such a kindred spirit to walk beside.
Happy Anniversary my love. Life with you is magic.