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After all the crazy goodness of last year, I wasn’t sure this one could top it. But when Daniel proposed just after midnight on New Year’s Day, all that changed. I was reminded, once more, how sweet it is to be surprised–by both life and my own dumb sense of sureness.
Since 2004, whether we’ve been together or not, I’ve always thought of Daniel on Valentine’s Day. That year, he handed me a folded poem by Kenneth Carroll–the most beautiful, heart-opening, and unpretentious of poems–and in an instant, our friendship felt different to me. When I read The Fault in Our Stars two years ago, staying up late into the night to finish it, I stopped and re-read this line half a dozen times: “I fell in love the way you fall asleep, slowly and then all at once.” So precise and perfect.