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Love is like a many thorned rose. It is beautiful and can be painful. When in bloom it is breathtaking. One of the difficulties in making a relationship last is that falling in love is a lot like getting high. It makes you feel real good and you don't always do your best thinking when you are under the influence. Like any drug, you eventually develop a tolerance. Some people are addicted to the high and just keep replicating it over and over.
I met my first wife when we were both 15, 38 yrs ago. We were living in an institution for troubled teens. We've been married twice and would have done it a third time if she wasn't getting death benefits from another husband's demise. I think there have been about half a dozen times we have tried to make it work.
So.... just tried it again. Yeah, you can figure the rest out. The definition of insanity is to keep doing something over and over again and expect to get a different result. I hope I will take that to heart this time.
It's back to Austin, Texas. I love Austin. Great people and great music. First rate BBQ and Mexican food. It is both a haven for hippies and a tech center. It is like a blueberry in a bowl of tomato soup. While Texas state politics are dominated by conservatives right now, it is interesting to note that almost every major city in Texas has a Democratic mayor.
On the downside, I will be homeless. But to be away from the strain of a bad relationship and back in Austin is worth it. I've been through worse. Just like anyone else's lives, there will be good times and bad times. And I didn't really like it that much in North Carolina. I saw more Confederate flags there in a year than I did in 25 years of living in Texas.
You have probably figured out the flavor of my beliefs and my politics by now. I would also like you to know that I am a veteran with PTSD and other issues that is about to be homeless. Please take that into consideration when you choose to criticize me for my opinions. You wouldn't believe a couple of the PMs I've gotten.
Maybe I should change the title of my blog to "Observations from a homeless, atheist liberal" so that people might avoid it and thereby avert any possible drama.
I'll leave ya'll on a positive note. Austin has some of the cheapest weed prices in the country. It really helps with the PTSD.
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