The One: Cartoonist Seth and Tania van Spyk “I’m not sure if I should call it love-at -first-sight, as that might sound kind of creepy considering that the first time I saw my lovely wife Tania, she was completely naked. We met at a life drawing class and she was the nude model. And let me just say right up front that I would never have even spoken to her if she hadn’t talked to me first. It is utterly unacceptable and crass to chat up the nude model. I am a gentlemen if nothing else.
“Whatever we label it — we were married within a few months time. That was exactly 10 years ago. Honestly, I’m not sure I could narrow it down to any specific moment when I first knew — but I can say that every single day is a day where I know she is ‘the one.’ A perfect friend of tireless patience and sensitivity and encouragement. A sweet refuge from the world.” — Cartoonist Seth (a.k.a. Gregory Gallant) on wife Tania van Spyk (Photo: Darren Calabrese/National Post)
What was the moment you knew your partner was “the one” for you? There are many ways to share your stories:
Seth: The modern Canadian cartoonist “There’s some real truth to the idea that it gives me the opportunity to do stuff that I would like to do but never will,” Seth explains, sitting rigidly in a hotel chair, wearing a three-piece wool suit like armour against a world he’s still not entirely comfortable with.