When my partner and I got married ten years ago, we decided to get tattoos instead of wedding rings. We each got half of a circular symmetrical tribal design that we liked. The design didn’t have any other intrinsic meaning. It was just something we could both agree we wanted permanently etched on our left wrists.
My partner and I celebrated a decade of marriage this past weekend, and our actual anniversary is today. We threw a party with our friends and family at a beautiful county park with a lake, and it was a gorgeous, sunny spring day. We held a little ceremony to honor this milestone in our relationship, and I told this story: