“And yet I feel compelled to reconcile the deeper longings of my desire, haunted by the alternative: the vision of a pleasant but passionless coupledom, like so many marriages that choose the facade of stability instead of the fire of truth.”
Beautifully written, heart shatteringly honest piece. I couldn’t help feeling such…
I am amazed at your story. I am amazed at your vulnerability. I am amazed at Katherine for physically manifesting both a lack of fertility with you and later restoring her fertility outside of your relationship.
I think that the baby is in many ways partly yours, as you created the situation that allowed the baby to emerge…
Ian, this is the best piece I’ve read in a long time, and the kind of writing I wish I found more often on Medium.
I am grateful to you and Katherine for creating an opening for us to behold you.
Although you don’t explicitly reference him, I hear the wisdom that Stephen Jenkinson has carried in your words.
To be completely honest with you, I rarely ever read pieces with reading times longer than 10 minutes.
But once I started reading your story, I just couldn’t stop.
Great piece of writing. I can feel your emotions through your words and I empathize with you.