i remember as a little girl being so disgusted with grown ups that settled down and got married, thinking that it was the epitome of surrender, the white flag of youth. i vowed to be peter pan always and to never grow up.
but then i found you. and to marry you was to become your tiger lilly. and to settle down was to build our tree house. and for the rest of our days we will fight pirates and mermaids, we will perfect our cock crows and our fencing skills, we will find the lost boys and we will care for them. to be with you is to never grow old. to be with you is to grow young again and to have someone holding my hand into the greatest of all adventures.