Love

Redemption

jb

When I was a little girl
Not yet a woman of the world

I dreamt of becoming an artist
During my childhood darkest

When I was a teen
Wearing tight blue jeans

My only thoughts
To escape every night fought

Through college I went
Suffering every torment

Not getting a PhD
To the world I went to see

Sold clothes at a department store
Dressed men with clothes galore

Wanted more and more
As it was getting to be a bore

So a business woman I became
On this earth to stake my claim

Caught up in a destructive game
Burnout and lots of shame

You pulled me from the Lost and Found
At a time when I nearly drowned

Rescued me from The Life
That brought me so much strife

Given me more hopes and dreams
Than I had ever dared to dream

So your queen I did become
From the ashes I had come from

All of this would have been enough
As dreams are made of this stuff

A man like you there is none
And then you gave me a son

As a bonus to your gift
Now the days are all so swift

A man, you are an exception
My only soul redemption

Touch

klimt
 
They say a picture is worth a thousand words
Not for me and you, two love birds
 
The feel of your skin and hair
How I love when we’re all bare
 
With every breath I take
I’m overwhelmed with a sweet ache
 
Covering you with endless kisses
Enthralled to be your missus
 
Forever my love you’ll be
You fill my being with glee
 
There is no sensation
Or exhilaration
 
That comes close
To the love that flows
 
Between me and you
One from two
 
A high that is so much
Just feeling your strong touch

Matchmaker, Matchmaker

yenta

According to Penelope Trunk, women should focus on getting married before building a career:  “this means that it may make sense for men to work full-speed ahead on their career in their early twenties, but women cannot afford that.  Women need to make time in their lives to search for a mate in the same systematic, focused way that women have been searching for careers in their early twenties.  And don’t tell yourself you’re waiting until you know yourself better.  Getting to know yourself is a lifelong process, and after age twenty-five, waiting to get married won’t decrease your chance of divorce.  The good news here is that a large body of research shows that you will gain more happiness by being married than by having a good job.”  Good point.  So much so that I posted the quote on my dating advice column site.

With respect to the general principle, I agree with her.  However, I know for a fact that if I had subscribed to her views when I was 25, I would not have ended up with my Mr. Perfect.