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Fri Jun 8, 2012, 05:31 PM

I changed my avatar -- again

The last time I changed my avatar I explained my decision here -- http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002149824

Looking back on that post I still agree with everything I wrote, including the touch of sadness I felt; but a week or so ago I saw a poster here who had the avatar I'm using now (Sorry, I forgot your name but thank you for the inspiration). As soon as I saw the pic I lit-up. Of course!

Here I was looking for an image to serve as an icon for how I felt. I wanted something that expressed affection, romance and a willingness to love openly. Is this avatar not all those things?

I spent a lot of time in my younger(er) days thinking sex was the expression of my self. Then I got married and I remain happily married today. We have the passion but more importantly: we have each other. What's the point of a great sex life if there isn't "that person" as a part of it? If there isn't "that person" all you have is you; the presence of another human being is pretty much ancillary and mechanical.

Look at the pic. Do you see how she smiles? She's stunningly beautiful, confident and happy. Even though it's cropped you can tell he has his arms around her but she's secure and he is as adoring as he is protecting. Look how he looks at her. That isn't just a man who loves his wife, he admires her. My husband said that once too. He texted me that he finally found the word to describe how he feels about me and that word was admiration. It brought me to tears and my boss said my husabnd was sweet and I was strange.

But could the President's affection be any more pronounced? He's not too hard on the eyes either, ifyouknowwhatimeanandithinkyoudo.

Could you find a better picture of any couple anywhere? I love that pic on so many levels (I honestly don't know why I hadn't noticed it before) and the best part it has 2 people -- the real definition of love and romance -- not a pin-up girl ogled by anonymous stimulation-seekers or some sea-risen goddess too aloof to be approached. This picture is about humans, good, honest people with simple affection for each other.

So, that's my new avatar.

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Nuclear Unicorn Jun 2012 OP
lunatica Jun 2012 #1
bluesbassman Jun 2012 #2
HopeHoops Jun 2012 #3
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2012 #4

Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 05:57 PM

1. I agree. It's a great photograph of them

I love the way they still flirt with each other sometimes.

Congratulations on your new avatar.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 06:36 PM

2. Hey, he's trying to bite off her ear! The President is a ZOMBIE!!!

No wait, I just zoomed up the pic. It's cool, he's just saying something. *Whew* that was a close one!

Nice choice for your new avatar NU, and that's a great post on why you chose it.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 08:50 PM

3. I'm still using my original one.

 

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 08:54 PM

4. My dear Nuclear Unicorn...

I really like your analysis of why that picture is such a great one...

I agree with everything you've said here. Someplace I read someone had said: Don't marry the person you can live with; marry the person you cannot live without.

It is true.

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