The Happiest I have Ever Been

The first photo is my office as it looks now and the second is before I moved in, with the lovely cream coloured blank canvas.

Hello everyone,

it is Friday morning,

the chill of the last few days,

seems to be turning.

Some hot and humid weather,

is on it’s way,

Montreal in the Summer,

hot and steamy.

Last weekend was my birthday,

to say I was spoiled,

would be an understatement.

I was wined and dined,

given fun, thoughtful and useful gifts.

Books, food, means of growing squirrel proof plants,

cards to buy art supplies,

cards to go to the movies,

a tripod for my paintings,

beautiful wood frames to put art in,


so spoiled, so loved.

The last year has been,

so good.

I have been blessed in my life,

with friends and family,

challenging and satisfying work.

I have had lots of love,

relationships that I grew as a result of,

mostly good.

But, the last year,

has been,

the happiest,

I have ever been.

I love my home,

so much.

I am surrounded by love,


I feel safe and happy.

I have a job that challenges me,

that allows me a sense of,

making a difference.

My spiritual and intellectual life,

is rich.

And, I have Catherine.

I was happy with my job,

my friends,

my faith,

before Catherine,

but, since…

my life has changed,

she adds so much to my world,

I feel heard, I feel listened to,

(these are slightly different things)

I never feel judged,

I never feel disrespected,

I never feel that my choices,

are questionable.

I feel loved,

she makes me laugh,

she makes me think,

she is…


I wish my mom,

could have met her.

I do think,

I know it sounds hoky,

that mom would love Catherine,

that they would get each other.

Someone asked me,

if there was anything in this relationship,

that I needed more of,

and the answer is,

not at all.

Have a great long weekend,

you all.

Later girls,


Author: Bookish Butch

I am a bookish butch in my mid early fifties. I live in Montréal and always have. I used to run a small used bookstore. Reading keeps me sane. My latest jiggie is photography, book project in the works, living the dream

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