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Books
· Beneath the Paler Sun 2nd Release

· Ballyhoo! 2nd release

· Poetry Carnival


Short Stories
· Carnival Nights PART 3

· Carnival Nights PART 2

· Tiger's Eye

· Sleep with one eye Open

· Carnival Nights PART 1


Articles
· Spectacular Attractions Offers More Than Spectaculars

· As Clear as Glass for Wabash Valley Shows

· Swan Song of the Bearcreek Country Fair

· Pappy: Interview with the Carny


Poetry
· Columbines at Christmas

· Independence (1999)

· Never Witness Joplin

· I Wanna Live Life Again

· My Crystal ball sees only the Past

· Beware the Metal Boogieman

· Wreck

· Wertz's Bar

· Murky Dream

· Shuttin' These Words Down

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Love after divorce?
11/29/2005 3:07:05 PM
OK - I've pondered fate and have been trying to find Meaning (see previous blog posts) and have come to this conclusion: it is.


Life just is. There are no rules, no gimmicks, no lessons, no morals, no joys, no loves, no hates, no nothing because it just is.


I left for Las Vegas this Thanksgiving weekend and came back to my cold, winter-ragged state two nights later. While out there, realization that everything just IS hit me and flung me deep within another depression because I had held onto hope before realizing this universal thought.


I had held onto the hope that love exists and that two people can remain happy; however, I've started to doubt that belief. Relationships end all the time and while listening to the wedding vows of two of my friends, it hit me upside the head as though a great reminder: love is not serious. True love does not exist. Eternal love is a metaphor and unconditional love is a fairytale we tell ourselves to brighten our darker days when we have done wrong.


It's amazing how two people can stand before friend, family and swear to God that they will love each other until "death do we part" and then, shortly down the road, their paths split apart and they divorce. How can a vow so serious be ignored?


Perhaps I am just old-fashioned. I had always wanted to be someone's first wife and work on maintaining that fairytale image; however, it's hard to find guys out there now that have never been married nor have children already. How can you be someone's second, third, fourth, etc choice in someone's heart when it had already been full enough to the brim before to make that vow with someone? Is it possible for the heart to bounce back from that pain?


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More Blogs by Lori S. Maynard
• An empty Monday - Monday, May 06, 2013
• Infinite Pieces - Saturday, May 28, 2011
• Forgotten Words of a Tired Mind - Sunday, January 14, 2007
• The wind is strong - Monday, March 13, 2006
• Frozen Ghosts - Sunday, February 05, 2006
• In Life Again - Friday, January 20, 2006
• A Cold and Empty Wind - Wednesday, January 18, 2006
• Indecision - Saturday, January 14, 2006
• As the Pendulum Tumbles - Monday, January 09, 2006
• Another bridge slips below the waves - Friday, January 06, 2006
•  Love after divorce? - Tuesday, November 29, 2005  
• Yeah, it's Friday! - Friday, August 12, 2005
• augh* - Thursday, August 11, 2005
• What is Fate?? - Monday, August 08, 2005
• Dirty Chrome - Monday, June 06, 2005
• What to say? - Friday, April 29, 2005
• Another passing - Tuesday, December 28, 2004
• Solemn Week - Friday, October 22, 2004
• Wreck - Wednesday, October 13, 2004
• Another terrible day - Tuesday, October 12, 2004
• tired mind on tired day - Saturday, September 04, 2004


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