|Ullswater, where the affair began.|
We were inseparable for those first couple of weeks but eventually I had to return home, though we both promised to keep in touch. I returned a couple of months later and I could immediately see you'd changed, those twinkling blue skies had been replaced with something a little more moody and unpredictable, but if anything it only made me love you more. If I'm honest I'd changed too, my skimpy clothes were gone, replaced with something rather more comfortable and practical. We only got to spend a week together but it was enough time to make our plans for the future.
|"Home" - for a while.|
Over the past year or so I've learned so much about you and it's fair to say I've lost my way with you a few times - especially when you get all misty skied on me. I've also noticed how unpredictable your moods are and, on occasion, I've seen your nasty side; not pretty but we all have one don't we? You're forever changing your appearance and are always keen to show off the new look for each season. You've taken an interest in my clothes too and you're happy for me to go back to my skimpy clothes on the right occasion but you're quick to punish me if I get it wrong - remember that time I thought I could hike around Haweswater in my t-shirt and shorts because it was sunny? Halfway round you unleashed a torrential downpour that taught me to respect you and your ever changing moods.
I know I'm not the only one in love with you; ours is an open relationship and each year I have to share you with around 8 million others, but I'm happy with that. Many of them don't understand you like I do and I know some of them hurt you when they don't appreciate your fragile nature and walk all over you with no consideration for the future relationship.
There are literally thousands of books about you written by people hoping to get to know you better and trying to explain your complex nature. Some of those books are helpful but many of them miss the point completely. Love for you can't be explained it can only be felt, and those who don't feel it will never understand how those like me cope with your unpredictable nature, ever changing moods and constant demands for attention - but we're happy aren't we?
Our relationship is rock solid so today, on Valentine's Day, I just wanted to take this opportunity to tell the world what you mean to me. I haven't bought you flowers - but I know you'll have some ready for me next time we meet. So please, don't ever change your wild & unpredictable ways, I really do love you just the way you are.