i've given you 17 years.
please, from wherever you are in the hereafter, please appreciate that:
i am your longest relationship.
you and me, we are so far beyond common law married.
and so it seems like nothing to give you 5 more of my years.
even if i have to wake up an hour earlier.
and spend a small fortune.
and never ever sleep.
and take you across the country and half-way round the world.
we are on our way, you and i.
so all i ask is this, dear jackie:
earn me $25 by 2016.
that's absolutely all i need from you.
and then we'll call it even.
forever and ever,