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THE DATING GAME!

You know that things never seem to change, on this subject, but maybe boldness!  I joined a site to find the love of my life, a partner with whom to share my life. I had a lot of responses, most not worth mentioning, but I was reminded about the same old story.  When we were young teenagers, frolicking in the back seat of a car, the game was the same.  The jocks as we called them, wanted to capture the girl’s virginity, then brag to the other jocks how good he was at lovemaking, which was really sex.  They had no concept of what lovemaking was or how to please a woman.  They mainly limited their escapades to the popular, pretty slim girls.  Anyone over a size 10 was verboten!  Most of the relationships were shallow & short lived.  Some married early, others just ended unhappily.  The boys physically became men, but still carried their macho ideas of the perfect woman.  I have news for you—–THERE IS NO SUCH FEMALE AS A PERFECT WOMAN!  SHE EXISTS ONLY IN YOUR IMAGINATION!  Today these very macho has beens’ are shopping for someone to fill the void in their life.  But they forget that just as worn as they have become, so has the woman of their dreams.  No one reaches 70, without some scars.  You know arthritis, which responds to drugs, that enable both to move until it’s over used & old.  A hysterectomy here, prostate there, we need not mention.  The scar hardly visible, until performance time!  Hair loss, wrinkles, flat feet, no feet, a breakdown of the body overly used!  But still they avoid the mirror, never finding their own flaws, only the perfection unfound, but highly sought after.  For both, it may be too late.  Time has taken its’ toll.  Let’s put away our childish ideas of happiness & take a good look in the mirror.  Then look for your dream girl.  She may be little, she may be fat, she may have parts wrong, or she may just be missing her teeth.  But the next time you really want a good woman, look at how she thinks, what she does, & how she reacts to people of all differences & similarities.  Most of all, is she capable of everlasting love no matter what befalls your relationship.  Time will tell, but time is not our friend.  Wake up!  She’s there!  Take your blinders off!  

LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND!

LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND!

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SONNETS FROM THE PORTUGUESE

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Sonnet XLIII

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, — I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! — and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

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