But it's more than that.
Never has there been anyone this late in the game I can still talk to for hours on the phone or in chat, about everything important and nothing at all. Never has anyone understood me on all the levels that matter. Never has anyone been so giving of their time, energy, love and affection for me and for "us". Never has anyone tolerated my goofiness so much, in fact, never has anyone encouraged it and joined me in it. Never has anyone been so devoted to me. These, and so many other things which words can't describe, are the things she gives me that makes me love her so much.
On top of that she's an intellectual equal, but smarter than me becuase she's more in touch with her feelings. She's empathetic, caring, and sentimental sometimes to a fault. She's not only immensely creative in anything she undertakes; she's better at it than most but too humble to ever admit it. She can be hysterically funny, with a dark sense of humor that few people ever get to see. Her taste in anything can run from unironic kitcsh to classic without adding any undue importance to the former or overblown pretentiousness to the latter. She has a sense of adventure in everything she does that's intoxicating and contagious. She's absolutely feminine without being prissy. She's stunningly beautiful in an unconventional way and can be dangerously sexy when she's not too self-conscious to let herself go.
I love you, Erin. I'm so lucky to have you in my life that every day feels like a miracle.
...and for the rest of you, as always... fuck 'em if you got 'em.