My Cherished Sir,

I am not sure how it got started. The “it” being our use of the numbers 1-4-3 to tell each other “I love you.” Perhaps you remember better than I do (you usually do).

I remember being sneaky and saying things like, “I will talk to you later. I have 143 things to do today.” It became a challenge  and a game to see how we could incorporate those numbers into our conversations, emails, chats, etc.

The other day I glanced at the clock on my cell phone. The time was 1:41. I immediately concocted a plan. I watched and waited for the right numbers to appear. When they did, I set out to send you these texts messages.

I’m a clever one, I am.

1-4-3-  always my Sir.





My Darling

When we first met online and fell in love, all those years ago in the
now defunct politics lobby of the chat rooms, we needed a way to express our feelings. I believe it was you who came up with this simple yet elegant code to say “I Love You .”

I also distinctly remember when you found me again after more than 14 years. All my instincts cried out to end my first email with this missive. As always I think I told of my desire to end my emails with “1 4 3” a few conversations later when we spoke on the phone. I recall hearing the confusion and consternation in your voice.

You thought it entirely incongruous I think? You hadn’t admitted it to yourself at that time and nor really had I, even if it was how we felt. We were both coming to grips with these old emotions emerging so powerfully and virulently.

Well my Darling “1 4 3.”  I most certainly do love you.

You Will Always Be My Darling

From Sir With Love

©2014 Darling and Sir


28 comments on “1-4-3

  1. This is just sheer and utter brilliance. I love it! x

  2. graceh13 says:

    Sweet as always and stirs memory as always! Why not make it “1-4-3-4-4”? 😉

  3. Nebulize says:

    This love of yours speaks volumes. Again, thank you for sharing.

  4. I love it, no pun intended … love the whole number code thing.

  5. Love is everywhere when it comes Ms.Darling and Sir. Even in numbers 🙂


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