Is it me or have I just been on here too long? Why do I find myself wishing to be in science fiction world where human beings are seperated into two groups, the cheaters and the lifetimers? It's a perfect world for everyone.
The cheaters can have their little fun and just click with each other, have fun and be their happy little selves never to fraternize with the lifetimers so that there can be no deceit in a relationship. They can exchange lovers at a whim, have no concerns over family relationships, can go and have their lust fest whenever they please and well, just plain ole' deserve each other. They would live only in that realm and never venture into the other class of human. They would be very happy here and that is OK as long as they stay here...metaphorically speaking - THIS IS HELL.
And then there are the lifetimers (our group), where lifetime commitments, agreements, love, dedication, family relationships, and work is nurtured and valued, and frienships are formed between all of us with no concern or thought about infidelity, we respect each other and value the gift that we would all have, even for one another...metaphorically speaking - THIS IS HEAVEN.
Well, I woke up and we don't live there. I guess the jokes on us because we fall hard for our SO when we first meet them and never realize that we are holding them in one arm and the other arm is flipping the coin of destiny. Heads, you stay, tails, you don't make it together. 50/50 proposition. What a frickin' scary thought...AND THIS IS WHERE WE ARE - PURGATORY - not metaphorically speaking, this just is!
I think I am going to go back and read Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy (Inferno and Purgatory) again and start replacing some characters with people I've met. I know, pretty cruel, but I can amuse myself in a book. If any of you have not tried to read through it (it's not a simple read but quite entertaining and the most influential (fictional but based on bibilical interpretations) epic poem ever written about the journey of the soul towards God. Try it and put your favorite cheater in the place of some of the characters - you will feel better - I think. Once you read some of the penances and punishments in hell in that poem, you will probably feel a little disgusted but in some twisted way happy you put your favorite person (not) there.
OK, I got that off my chest. Time to move on and find those lifetimer friends. And I don't mean any initimate relationships, I mean, to hang around and just do fun, meaningful stuff with.