Okay, so I can't do this without quoting The Princess Bride, maybe because I'm wearing a mask and a tiny Dread Pirate Roberts mustache, or maybe because my head is lolling around from just having been resuscitated ...
But I'm getting married tomorrow! :-)
That's been the plan, ever since I moved up here a couple of years ago to be with her, but up until now, it had seemed better to put it off. For one thing, my previous marriage was not a picnic, much less twue wuv, so fear was definitely a factor. Too, there was a lot for me to work on, in myself: what I wanted to do with the rest of my life, for one thing; what to do with the part of my life that had come to an end, for another. Perhaps, even, the question of what parts I deliberately wanted to end, and what parts to change.
"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end," as the song says. My signature says something comparable, "When the Way comes to an end, then change. Having changed, you pass through." Passing through, you begin again. After all, the Way doesn't end. We do, or our illusions do. Or nothing ends; it just flows on from one thing to the next.
So yeah, philosophy: a complicated way to say what we all already know, but may not have been able to say, before. Plus, it's a great way to explore the limits of thought, and the limits of the words we use to express thought. A way to convince thought that something else is needed ...
And one word for what that something else is, is "Love".