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City Lights from the Plane


I love to fly into big cities at night. It’s so darn beautiful. It’s like a circus on the ground. Bright lights…glistering…you can almost sense the bustle from your window seat as you look down. The pilot’s voice comes on – “Ladies and gentlemen, as we start our descent, please make sure your seat backs and tray tables are in their full upright position …. Please turn off all electronic devices until we are ….blah blah blah.

Those deep yellow light bulbs clothe the city in a shiny golden blanket that shimmers and winks at you as the airplane makes that final turn to the runway. It’s almost like the city puts on a show for the flight arrival. It’s simply beautiful.

That’s how new relationships are, aren’t they? It’s like this person is covered in Gold…you’re seeing him/her from high up in the plane…no details… just a perfect package. The shimmer is so bright it’s almost blinding. Your excitement is at its peak as you simply watch the shimmer…your senses are so stimulated that you refuse to “ruin it”. Read more

You’re Under Arrest!

It must be illegal to be single. It looks like the time is coming when you’ll be driving down the interstate singing your favorite tune or bopping to that jam with the sunroof down until you look in the rear view mirror to find flashing cop lights. Some curse word explodes out of your mouth and you pull over. You’re trying to figure out what you did. Your eyes flash to the speedometer and it’s not that. Your seat belt was on. Whatever. You pull over and the cop makes his way over, and asks you if you’re single. Dazed, you answer yes, and he shakes his head and proceeds to tell you that you are under arrest and reads you your rights.

“You are under arrest for being single, for not having “someone”. You are charged with not going with the culture of just having a boyfriend or girlfriend for the sake of having someone. You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say or do about your singleness can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have a right to an attorney to explain why you are still single. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you. Isn’t that how it feels sometimes? That you’re missing a societal limb if you don’t have a significant other.
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You took YOU with you

Why do I always get cheated on in relationships? Why do I always have trust issues in relationships? Why can’t I find a “good man”? Why can’t I find a woman who will just respect me for who I am and who I’m trying to be? Why are all bosses such bricks? This is a conspiracy. All the good men ARE taken.
Women are not from Mars, they are from Hell. Men are so disgusting! Bosses are such *^%$!%^!!. You stand there in front of the mirror after you’ve gathered yourself in the aftermath of this most recent break-up, heart ache or episode of mental/emotional frustration. Another one bites the dust. Read more

The one you thought you forgot


The event is going just right. You’re looking smashing…you feel like a million bucks. Cheek pecks are in abundance, laughter fills the air and the DJ seems to be reading your mind. Then it happens. You look up and you see him or her. Your EX. The one you never got over. What is he/she doing here???? OMG! What?? They are walking towards you. Not good. You’re trying to come up with a script for what to say and how to respond…how to look like you’re over him/her (even though you are not). You’re trying really hard to put on your poker face. You talk…you laugh…and lord knows what else happens…or “almost” happens…even if it’s only in your head. Read more