You realize differences are not complimentary. Opinions are not comprehensible. Tastes absolutely do not match. And yet you still think that person is just the greatest thing ever.
Sometimes my husband and I have these moments.
- He doesn't like jello, oranges, or sour cream. Ok, he's allergic to the sour cream, but hello-- who doesn't like oranges?? (to be fair, he opposes the texture, not the taste)
- He LOVES spicy food. Things that I can hardly handle as too hot he thinks are slightly flavorful. Wasabi, Fred's hot sauce, horseradish.... it's all wonderful to him. Please just pass me a potato with butter.
- He thinks skydiving is thrilling. Just thinking of free fall makes me sick to my stomach.
We've figured out that we still like each other because for the things that matter most, we're perfect for each other. We keep important things important, and everything else can be crazy and weird. The things that matter most are worth enduring what doesn't matter at all.