The reason that our relationship has lasted so long, and will continue to last until the end of time is that we don't try to artificially manufacture romance and fantasy. I believe that we have honestly and willingly accepted each other for who we are and as a result, the connection and bond between us is SOLID. So solid in fact that the simple pleasures in life matter most to us. Being able to talk candidly with each other about ANYTHING is a tremendous advantage to living a long and healthy life. In addition, having someone who is willing to listen to you for clarity and understanding contributes to a sense of calm and serenity that words cannot describe. The emphasis for us is not just on champagne and candlelight. It’s on the quality of our life. This is why our relationship will continue to last. We have found that magic metaphorical island of true love and commitment. Eureka! The universe is revolving around US. This one is a keeper for the books. This is the formula for a solid relationship that will stand the test of time. I love you."