Tomorrow it will be 4 years since David and I met at the Oxford Hotel in Darlinghurst (ironic as that hotel is now the one that changed hands and had the homophobic thug bouncer). The picture above is a few months after we met at the old Oxford, behind is the balcony and the spot where we ran in to each other.
The photo was taken by a professional photographer who was in the pub at the time and saw us kissing, came over and asked to take our picture. It ended up on the pub wall in the gaming room for a while, the staff gave it to us eventually with that being the first time we saw it. It was like "OMG! That's us!"
Funny as some of the pub clientele were taking guesses on how long we'd last, probably 6 months or so. I guess they didn't realise how strongly we felt for each other. Here we are 4 years later and still as deeply in love as we've ever been.
Of course we've had ups and downs. Everyone does. Life has dealt some very solid blows here and there along the way, but if anything it's pushed us closer not apart. Life is life and we share it together, whatever it brings.
This is my pledge dearest one, I will stand by you....And no matter whether the wine be bitter or sweet we will share it together and find happiness in the comradeship.
- Edith Bolling Galt (1872-1961)