So if the purpose of this blog is to introduce you to all things Sid, how do I describe my universe? Am I the center, and do all things revolve around me? Am I the Sun, and is my wife a planet? Are we coequal planets, and where do those pesky children fit in the cosmos of Sid? Pop psychologist John Gray wrote Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. I am sure that most of us have spent a lot of time wondering what planet my spouse is from, but I am sure that I really like the concept that my wife is from Venus. What could be wrong with a woman that is named after a planet that is smoking hot, and named after the Goddess of Love? My problem is that I don’t want to be from Mars. Who wants to be from a cold planet that is solely occupied by Marvin Martian?
In describing my universe, the best place to start is to describe Sid alone. As a single guy, I knew that I was not destined to be alone. I could cook, pay my bills, show up for work, all of the things we married folks dump on our wives. I have friends that have the gift to be single. I love them, but I never understood that gift. I knew that I was a puzzle piece missing something. The picture is described well in Genesis 2.
And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from maln, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
I remember the single days vividly. I grew up with the concept that there was one soul-mate for life. This view always left me wondering if I was going to miss my soul-mate. I saw a woman on Baffin Island who had a business chewing on seal skin to tenderize it for fur coats. Did I miss my soul-mate? Was my soul-mate gutting fish on an Alaskan ice floe? If there is one soul-mate for me should I seek for one, or should I date all the 3 billion extraneous women to find my soul-mate in the mix. What was a poor lonely single guy to do?