“I’ve been trying for some time now to develop a lifestyle that doesn’t require my presence. “
~ Garry Trudeau
Does this quotation strike a chord with you?
It strikes a glorious, wonderful chord with me! Not only because of its delightful absurdity but in light of the unsolicited advice and encouragement I’ve received these past few years from various well-intentioned cheerleaders.
Perhaps becoming newly single does open doors to amazing opportunities and adventures but I’d just as soon leave some of those doors closed.
I never went sky-diving or mountain climbing before – why would I now? (Extreme examples, yes…)
I’d love to oblige my cheer-leading squad – but could do so only if it were possible to arrange for a new lifestyle that didn’t require my presence. ;)
The doors I have opened may be small ones but they’ve made me happy. The essential Beth hasn’t changed. Don’t think she ever will.
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