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22.6.10

The Winter Solstice: love in a cold climate


Determined as I was to start the Fridge Chronicles* yesterday, I completely forgot to honour the Winter Solstice in my blog. On the pagan calender, the 21st of June is the point that marks the return of the sun's light and warmth. Which is very appropriate here in Maxabellaland because 14 years ago it's the date that I met LOML at the Strawberry Hills Hotel in Slurry Hills.

We were each there to see a jazz band called Andy 500. There was me, my sisters and everyone I know and there was LOML, gorgeous, giant and solo.  I boldly sauntered over and asked him to join us. He said, simply, abruptly, devastatingly 'no'. He claims he thought I was asking if he had a cigarette. Hurumph. Rejected, embarrassed but true to my belief that if you want something badly enough you've got to go out there and make it happen, I drank 11 more glasses of wine and asked him again.

Fourteen years of sheer happiness has followed. It's annoying, but it's true. He has been my own light and warmth that I carry with me wherever I go. Pure love, simple and renewed.

So fitting that we met on the Solstice. Oh, and so fitting that Andy 500 played at our wedding.


* It's a monthly chronicle and you can still join in for June - just go to the post below.

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I rewound this post on 22.1.2011

15 comments:

PinkPatentMaryJanes said...

Now that is a beautiful story - and how wonderful that the same band played at your wedding. Gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing. I do love a good love story!

life in a pink fibro said...

:-)

Deer Baby said...

How adorable. The Iceman Cometh and melted your heart. What a lovely start to 14 years of sunshine.

MultipleMum said...

B1 + B2 = heart.

I remember this clearly. I was being stalked by Pugz and you were falling in love, all to the tunes of Andy 500.

Happy 14th.

Hear Mum Roar said...

I'm so glad that story had a happy ending, it's so sweet

Katie said...

Oh. What a sweet story.
And the name ANDY 500? Possible best name ever for a band.

Gifts of Serendipity said...

Ooh I'm such a softy for a great romance story and yours is a goody.
Here's to the winter solstice and great loving!

Felicity

Jodie at Mummy Mayhem said...

Oh, that's a lovely story! These things are meant to be, aren't they?

Wanderlust said...

What a great story! (except for the part where he says no, god dammit) Good thing he redeemed himself and became the LOYL!

livinglifeasme said...

Aww I love a good love story too. I'm so glad he gives you light. A man that can do that to a woman is a great man. I have one of those too. xx

wendy_mcd83 said...

Lovely story...here from the Pink Fibro :)

Kim H said...

Love that story! And I love taht you've chosen to 'rewind' this one in the ehat of summer. I LOVE winter sooo much. Your post has made me feel cooler and a little longing...VERY longing... for cooler days....x

Cate said...

So nice to have a 'date' like that to rememeber(awwww).
My little sister's birthday is June 21 so we never forget the winter solstice! When we were kids we would tell her that god took one look at her and immediately made it the shortest day of the year (oh siblings can be charming!).
Once we had a 'white xmas' b'day party for her (you know, xmas in winter) and everyone thought we were so good for 'putting up the xmas tree' - didn't let on that we hadn't taken it down yet (just shoved it in the spare room!!) Hmmm, wonder where I learned my sneaky housekeeping tricks??
have a great weekend
xxxCate

Muddled Up Mumma said...

Amazing you could remember that it was 11 glasses after that much wine!! Great story. x

Life In A Pink Fibro said...

I'm still :-)

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