23rd of September, 2013
I guess we’ve come to tradition of writing each other lengthy birthday greetings, so I hope this meets the standard. I’m putting it out in the open just because this is the first birthday letter I’ll be writing you in a different light, and I feel that I wouldn’t have to keep the it in a secret blog or written at the back of a Nike Cortez illustration torn off from one of my coffee table books.
First, of course, is the very obvious HAPPY BIRTHDAY greeting! I may not show it (or maybe show it a little bit too much at times), but I am very thankful for the things that we’ve shared over the past 2++ years of getting to know each other. I have to be honest, it wasn’t exactly easy for me to accept how I felt two years ago, and I may have had the worst two years of my life, but you are definitely worth every single minute of the wait. I love how we basically share the same interests, and I wouldn’t have it any other way with anyone else. For me, the best part is still learning a lot of new things from and with you despite the fact that we already share so much in common, or the fact that we’ve shared so much, period. Now, I’ve learned to accept things I don’t understand, and respect ideas other than my own. And I think it’s a good sign we make each other better people.
I also want you to know that being with you makes me feel the safest, not just from things around me but from myself as well. Ironically, you have always provided me this sense of comfort and familiarity, regardless of how temperamental our relationship is. And I’m glad that our silence has grown to become a very comfortable one.
Yes, words can express how much I am happy with you right now. It doesn’t matter anymore that we live in different time zones while living 20 kilometers away from each other, or the fact that I hate spicy food and you don’t eat bagoong. This time around, no more elephants in the room, just the naked truth that I love you, very much, and that I am very happy to spend this birthday weekend with you.