Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Vulnerability Corner

Quick show of hands:

How many of you out there are in a fairly committed and/or long-term relationship?
Ok, thanks.

And of those of you out there in such a relationship, how many of you are about to embark on a pretty significant undertaking with you significant other? You know, getting married, having a baby, cohabitating, retiring to the hills together, buying a house together, starting a band together, starting a business together, going through the green card process together, y'know, all that good stuff. C'mon, don't be shy, I know you're out there.

Ok, good. Thanks.

Now of those people, how many of you are really into your significant other, i.e. you could picture them in your mind's eye and it would bring a warm smile to your face? And how many of you are really excited not only to be undertaking this major life event, but also really stoked that you're undertaking it specifically with your significant other, just because it means that you get to have that much more time on this earth with a person you care about?

Hmmm, great, thanks.

Ok, now how many of you, not despite that warm smile on your face, but because of it sometimes wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat with the urge to get out while you still can, before whatever it is that makes it so good and makes you excited to embark on this major undertaking fades and you're left homeless and alone with only a big messy wad of pain that is the detritus of an ended relationship to keep you warm?

No one? Really?

Yeah, me neither.

My feelings are fucking invincible, and I have never, ever, not even once second-guessed my decisions, since they are always perfect. Just like this guy.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been married for 32 years and I still feel this. Thanks.

12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

raises hand

5:48 PM  

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