Hi Posse. last week Jin and I celebrated 10 years since we hooked up on a sex app. A one night stand that has gone horribly wrong. Still laughing, eating, joking, bitching and looking forward to adventures and good times. We have no illusions. These things don’t always work out in the end but till it’s time to go our separate ways we are all in, and super grateful for the chance to have something so comfortable and loving.
We did have a big trip planned to celebrate. Visiting relatives and friends in South Korea and Europe. A party here in Sydney. Covid put paid to the trip and we suddenly, about a month ago, decided we didn’t want a big party. So instead we spent the day together, just us, till i had to go to work. We slept late, gave each other works of art, had a Chinese Take Away at home together and basked in the joy of each others company and self congratulation. You are all probably bored AF of hearing me waffle on about my great good fortune in finding such a gem. Sorry. He didn’t come along till I was 43 years old and had long given up hope of finding someone with so many good qualities.
There had been a lot of frogs. Finding a prince at that late stage was bewildering. To say the least.
10 Years with Jin
Here are the two artworks. First, Jin bought me an indigenous artwork while we were on our holiday earlier in the year. I fell in love with the pic and just by chance as we were choosing this work among a few others the artist walked into the shop and we got to meet her. She was so lovely and pleased that we loved her painting that we bought it on the spot, had it shipped home and Jin held it till our 10 Year anniversary date. I particularly love that it’s the confluence of two rivers that then travel as one to an unknown destination. Very bloody symbolic, especially given the joyous colours and fecund prosperity depicted.
The piece I gave Jin is a print of his favourite tattooist’s artwork. He has long wanted a tattoo but no one has ben properly able to realise his dream. This woman came closest and was so lovely and helpful. With the pandemic she was unable to work so did a couple of paintings that turned into very limited print runs on heavy museum quality paper to earn some money. I had it framed and you can’t really see it but the frame had a goldy/pink faux snake strip down the centre. A perfect mirroring of the snake goddesses lower regions.
We did organise to see a few of our friends on other days. Just some last minute ideas as the week rolled around. An afternoon with mates in Sydney’s Chinatown, dinner at ours with our two best girlfriends, the ones I introduced Jin to at the two week mark to see if I should, could or would continue. Lunch with a couple that Jin pushed together a few years ago that we feel very protective of. That’s it. One of our buddies took this fabulous portrait of Jin. It captures so much about him, his tastes, dickish/puckish sense of humour and his general gorgeousness. He has just finished eating a HUGE bowl of spicy noodle soup and a Boost juice. Wearing his favourite colour orange, a T-Shirt of one of his art idols Keith Haring, in an outdoor market food stall with a small group.
10 Years Perfume Purchase
Did I get anything fragrant for 10 years? Yes, I sure did. The week before our Anniversary the new Guerlain L’Art et la Matiere bottles arrived in Sydney. I got a call on the Thursday and hit our city David Jones Friday with Anna Maria. I grabbed a 200ml bottle of Santal Pao Rosa, of which I already split off nearly 100ml to defray the cost. It’s bloody gorgeous and will mark the 10 Year Anniversary forever in my head and heart. There will probably be a review in the near future.
So, there you have it. 10 years spent with someone well worthy of the time and effort.
Hope you all are doing fine too.