The Tired Sameness of the Human Condition

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(About 10 years ago—the human condition of a lovesick girl) When at last you take the step to announce you are on the dating market, the world opens up. You see things differently.    Every weird, exciting, gross man that you chance upon becomes a tease, a beau—a “he'd-work-if-I-redressed-him-redid-his-hair-and-renamed-him-Jack.” Husbands, as well as strong, take-charge men, are always called Jack in this day and age. This is Jack, my husband.  Every man you see becomes husband fodder. Like the gentleman I saw swimming in the near-freezing Serpentine Lake in the middle of Hyde Park. Except, he was a gentleman swimming in the [...] Continue reading


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