Monday, February 14, 2005

Happy Mate of an Insecure Cartoonist Day

Like Christmas, Valentine's can be a bittersweet day for those who are alone. I've known a few of those days. And because life is a fickle thing -- which is to say, short -- I may know them again. But for the moment I'm lucky to have Mary, that most improbable of persons: someone who can withstand the moody gale of living with an insecure cartoonist. There should be a separate holiday for that occasion, but in the meantime, Valentine's will do.