The Bridge I Burned  

CuriousAries67 49F
182 posts
4/6/2006 7:23 pm

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The Bridge I Burned


Today would have been my ninth wedding anniversary. In actuality, it is the first anniversary to occur since my divorce became final. For the first time in years I started the day feeling calm and happy. (Despite a bitch of a sinus infection that I picked up from my nephew over the weekend...)

I sat and looked at the album that my mother insists on keeping out (all of my things from that day are packed in a box). There are still some happy memories of that time:

My gown is and was the most gorgeous of all wedding gowns. My mother made it for me, spending hours at night hand sewing the lace detail. We worked together, without argument, to design my headpiece and veil. It is the most splendid piece of clothing I have ever worn.

My two best friends and I spent some really quality times together in the days leading up to the ceremony. They are the older sister and younger brother that I never had. They both had their concerns about the match I had chosen. They both did their best to let me know that it would really be all right if I changed my mind. They loved me enough to stand beside me as I made one of the bigger mistakes in my life.

Best of all, I have some wonderful pictures of my dad; virtually the only pictures taken before his death two years later.

There are many reasons why my marriage failed. None of them matter any longer. What does matter is that I tried, I learned and I lived.

Happy Anniversary...


CuriousAries67 49F

4/7/2006 12:18 pm

Valley~
I'll admit that I was hard on myself about my marriage, but I no longer feel that I am.
There have been lots of valuable lessons learned and applied to my life. I am a happier and much more sane person today. I cherish the things that are a part of my life because that relationship occured.
Most of all, I cherish the stronger, smarter me. Thanks for checking in.


MisterPriapus 56M
6980 posts
4/8/2006 6:07 am

The main thing is finding some way to create good out of the bad. Some anniversaries are hard to take, while others are a cause for celebration.

December Sixth, for example:

A most excellent anniversary to get completely hammered on. I refer, of course, to the date the 21st Ammendment was ratified into law. 73 years, and still going strong...

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Been a while since they last let me out into polite society. Resurfacing, catching a breath, & catching up.



And while I got my Broad-Brimmed Pimping Hat on, could I cajole all of y'all to Comment on, Alone In A Cloud? It's probably the best thing that I've written!

Lately...

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CuriousAries67 49F

4/8/2006 12:15 pm

MisterP.~ Why does it not surprise me that you'd know the anniversary of the date they repealed Prohibition???
You're absolutely right. Some anniversaries are worth celebrating.
One such anniversary is staring me in the face.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by my garden and leaving me with a smile.


MisterPriapus 56M
6980 posts
4/9/2006 5:06 pm

(Thank God for Wickipedia... )

Glad you found the smile I left in my wake... the bottle of rum I also left is behind the philodendrons...

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Been a while since they last let me out into polite society. Resurfacing, catching a breath, & catching up.



And while I got my Broad-Brimmed Pimping Hat on, could I cajole all of y'all to Comment on, Alone In A Cloud? It's probably the best thing that I've written!

Lately...

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CuriousAries67 49F

4/9/2006 8:57 pm

MisterP.~ I'd follow in your wake... that is as soon as I wrest the bottle of rum away from the roaming gnome who seems to have made a home in my humble little garden


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