Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Muse Salon: Can you Relate?

The Muse Salon: Can you Relate?

Can you Relate?

Man is a knot into which relationships are tied.  
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

It's time to replace current relationship indicators-- "Single," "Married," "Divorced," and Facebook's irritating, equivocating, mamby pamby "It's Complicated." 

These simplistic categorizations are ambiguous at best. They invite curiosity, arouse fantasy, and incite unwelcome intrusions, ie cyber stalking.

So here are my new & improved, get-to-the-point, gluten-free relationship indicators:


* Single &  Not Picky at All, ie Open for B'ness


* Single & Impossible, ie Do not Further Disturb


* Single Hyphenated, ie chased-chaste, just dating-not mating


* Paired but Mess Around, 

ie  It's Complicated *wink* 

NOTE: The "more"-loving polywogs click this:

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* Co-dependent & Indecisive, ie It's Complicated *Huh* ; / \:


* Dazed, confused, oblivious, & krazee-kewl @ karaoke;  ie It's Complicated *Duh*  : O


 and finally...


 * OTHER, ie happily single or coupled.

“When we're incomplete, we're always searching for somebody to complete us. When, after a few years or a few months of a relationship, we find that we're still unfulfilled, we blame our partners and take up with somebody more promising. 

"This can go on and on--series polygamy--until we admit that while a partner can add sweet dimensions to our lives, we, each of us, are responsible for our own fulfillment. 

"Nobody else can provide it for us, and to believe otherwise is to delude ourselves dangerously and to program for eventual failure every relationship we enter.”

Thanks, Tom Robbins.