Adam was my beautiful partner for 15 years. If you see him play drums, you will surely fall in love with him immediately. This is why I always loved that I didn't meet him as Drummer Adam.
I met him as Ranger Adam.
When I walked in to the information station in Yosemite in 2001, my girlfriends and I were looking for a day hike recommendation. When I walked out, I had stars in my eyes, because wouldn't you know it, that young man in the National Park Service uniform was mighty cute.
In the years since, Adam has become even cuter. He is an active (and sometimes wonderfully sardonic) dad; he is a devourer of books, and isn't afraid to laugh out loud while reading them; he is a kind-hearted, considerate, and informed human person, and I consider myself one of the luckiest people in the world to have been able to spend so much of my life by his side.
Eventually, Adam and I have both come to realize that we weren't mutually meeting each other's needs; we have therefore agreed to send each other off into the world to seek more joy, different joy.
If you, gentle reader, happen to enjoy geeking out on music trivia (including drum set make, year, and materials), or if you like taking long, quiet walks in the great outdoors, or if you just enjoy the company of a good-hearted, responsible, respectful and oh-so super smart (and DREAMY!) fella, well, I hope with all my heart you find your way into his.
Evelyn was my beautiful partner for 15 years. From nearly the first day we met (when she was a teenager!), I fell into the thrall of her abundant creativity, deadly wit, effervescent personality, and knee-weakeningly gorgeous red hair.
In addition to bringing into the world (and being a Super-Mom to) two wonderful boys, Evelyn has devoted herself to learning and exploring, constantly expanding the scope of her always-formidable intellect. From Vassar to Kobe, Merida to Bangalore, Evelyn's thirst for new experiences is a wonder to behold; it's also pretty fun to be along for the ride.
Eventually, we realized that we were not mutually meeting each other's needs, and agreed to release one another to find joy elsewhere.
If you're the sort of person who just LOVES to light up a room, patiently tend a garden, devotedly teach young children to read, travel the world, and maybe occasionally stick your fingers in your ears so you don't accidentally hear any Game of Thrones spoilers, I sincerely hope you find your way to her. And if you end up loving her only half as much as I do, it will still be a whole lot.