Thinking of all the ways that your partner differs from you as a person, what one difference do you treasure the most?
He is extroverted. I’ve always been an introvert except when inebriated. I don’t know if that will come as a shock to any of you or not, but it’s the unfortunate truth. Growing up I was the shy kid. Actually, I wasn’t the shy kid until I turned eleven and started going to the city schools. Before that I attended private and then county schools. On every report card until I hit the fifth grade the teacher would write at the bottom “Talks too much.” It was usually followed by the phrase that got me in trouble with my mom, “Doesn’t pay attention in class.” I find this funny because it was like a switch was turned off in me when I started attending the city schools. Never again did my parents get to read those words on my report cards.
That was also about the same time that my father became the Preacher. So I cannot be sure that it was the change in schools that turned me into an introvert. It could have been the traumatic experience of becoming a preacher’s kid that did the job. I guess we’ll never know.
As a sidenote, I think the mixture of my Glade air freshener mixed with the smell of honeysuckle drifting in from outside my window is making me high. Just thought I’d share that one with you.