Obviously this is supposed to make some sort of point: “Honey, will you marry me?” “Honey, I will, if you first fulfill x, y and z.” “But… honey… those are variables.” “Exactly. And you must fulfill them to the degree of p, q and r.” Advertisements
Is acting in friendship with person x until the day you say you’re intrested in more than friendship with person x, and then, when rejected, avoiding ever speaking to person x again: 1. Normal and necessary behavior or 2. Totally disingenuous? or, does it depend completely on if you are the rejected or the rejector?
One of my friends in my department described me the other day as “kippy.” When asked to define her terms, she said “kippy means you,” which I did not find very clarifying. “You’re like Gidget,” she explained, when pressed. (I’m like a blonde teenage girl who attracts boys by surfing… I’ve never surfed and I […]
Five and twenty, say the years portioned to me. Youth, they say; we have seen much more than you, so why fear dimming sight? You have known it since age 9. Spectacles shrink those lines beginning to crowd your lashes. You are still attractive. Young. Yet I feel the years lap against me, touch me, […]
“Part of the problem is in our expectation of marriage,” author Esther Perel writes in the September 2006 issue of Self. “We come to marriage today with high hopes of satisfaction on many different levels. Not so long ago, the desire to feel passionate about one’s husband or wife after years together was considered a […]
My little sister is getting married. I just found out. Not on the Internet, though I had been afraid I might — so had she, apparently. I called her on a night off, which I am still on (hence the typing). Had been expecting it, sort of, for awhile, but still cannot fathom the thought […]
Two things worth mentioning happened at Josh and Paula’s wedding on Saturday. The first was Paula’s face as she rounded the corner and the second was the length of the wedding Homily. As to the first, it was beautiful: just for the hairbredth of a second, between seeking and finding his glance, she knew nothing […]
Maybe it’s because they see less often the connection from this moment to the burning toast of five minutes hence, and thus are less distracted. Maybe it’s because they’ve been trained to cut to the chase, or maybe it’s an abundance of stimulants naturally present in their minds. Maybe they’re trying to impress me. Whatever […]