The Rooster has lost faith in love.
I spoke to him on the phone the other day.
He said, "I think I just might be a heartless bastard."
"Hummm." I sighed tentatively. Remiss to comment on this.
"I mean, I've never been head over heels in love with anyone. I don't know if I'm capable of loving anyone in that way. I want to. It's just...missing."
The Rooster wants to be married, but The Rooster is afraid. He is afraid of choosing the wrong person. He's a cautious person. He's the kind of person who lists pros and cons when buying laundry detergent.
I don't have any good advice for him per se. Just because I found the love of my life doesn't mean I know how to do it. I don't know how you know. How do you really know when you've found the one?
I do know the right person makes you feel whole. You honestly believe that if that person's heart quit beating, yours would cease as well. I know that when you are with the right person, you can feel very rich living at poverty standards. The happiness in life is richer because they are there, by your side. The sorrow is more bearable because they are there. Life and time have taught me these truths.
I believe in love. Long lasting, time weathered, passionate love. I believe I will love my husband more tomorrow than I do today. All the fights, celebrations, mourning, working and playing add another strand to strengthen the cable that holds our hearts together.
Are we just lucky? We must be because I don't know any secrets.
Believe in the unbelievable. It exists. That's my best advice.
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
This is sappy. I love it.
Remember this Seinfeld episode?
FRANK: Let me understand, you got the hen, the chicken and the rooster. The
rooster goes with the chicken. So, who's having sex with the hen?
GEORGE: Why don't we talk about it another time.
FRANK: But you see my point here? You only hear of a hen, a rooster and a
chicken. Something's missing!
MRS. ROSS: Something's missing all right.
MR. ROSS: They're all chickens. The rooster has sex with all of them.
FRANK: That's perverse.
P.S. No one is having sex with The Rooster. He's looking for his true companion.