Friday, February 08, 2008

It's A Quiet Thing*

When it all comes true
Just the way you planned,

It's funny but the bells don't ring.

It's a quiet thing.


I always thought when the day came, it would be a momentous experience for me. A big, proud achievement that I would shout from the rooftops that would somehow miraculously prove something to me - even though I have no idea what that "something" would be. But the day came and went, and there was no miraculous revelation.

When you hold the world
In your trembling hand

You think you'd hear a choir sing.

But it's a quiet thing.

There was no crossing days out on the calendar; no looming countdown; no huge celebration. But one day, sometime back in early to mid-December, some day that I haven't even really pinpointed yet, The BF became the longest relationship of my life. And it never even occurred to me.

There are no exploding fire works.
Where's the roaring of the crowd?

Maybe it's the strange new atmosphere

Way up here among the clouds?

And I think - no, I know - it's because this relationship is something completely different than anything I've experienced before in my life. It's the easiest thing I've ever done; it's almost as simple as just being there. So without the fanfare and all the hoopla, comfortable peace came into my life - like it's always been there. Because I just adore him.

But I don't hear the drums.
I don't hear the band.
The sounds I'm told such moments bring. . .




Happiness comes in on tiptoe.
Well, what do you know
?
It's a quiet thing
.

A very quiet
thing...

*Music: John Kander, Lyrics: Fred Ebb
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