The Unbearable Banishment: a message to the broken hearted

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

a message to the broken hearted

If you're reading this and you have a broken heart, I have some comforting words for you. Talk radio maniac Howard Stern was interviewing ex-New York Giants football player Lawrence Taylor. Stern wanted to know why Taylor would marry a third time, since his two previous marriages ended in divorce. The messy demise of both marriages had been well documented by the New York tabloids.

Stern: Is she super-hot? Is that it? And you didn’t want to lose her? So you married her?

Taylor: You know, sometimes you don’t want to lose someone but then, later on, you find out that you don’t give a shit if you lose them or not.

This is what’s known as taking the long view. If someone hurt you and you are blue, if that person is the first thing you think about in the morning and the last thing you think about before you drift off to sleep at night, you should take comfort in the fact that you could have, quite conceivably, dodged a bullet.

How I wished for you and now you’re here.
Now I wish that I could disappear
and go away.

Peter Allen


OpenID nursemyra said...

hmmm... that's one way of looking at it

November 13, 2008 at 3:10 AM  
Blogger Please Don't Eat With Your Mouth Open said...

"what becomessss of the brrrroken hearted, who have love that now deparrrrted"

But then, if you're broken hearted, surely the bullet's already hit you?

November 13, 2008 at 6:12 AM  
OpenID daisyfae said...

all good reasons to never marry again. only good reason to marry is to breed. yeah. i'm a hopeless romantic. shoot me...

November 13, 2008 at 6:58 AM  
Blogger The Unbearable Banishment said...

daisy: If you’re broken hearted, this perspective could save you much suffering. What’s the alternative?

jo: That’ll play over and over in my head for the remainder of the morning. There’s a term for that. A song stuck inside your head is a what? I can’t recall.

Daisy: Marrying is o-tay for most. But if you’re on spouse #3 or #4, you have to wonder if it’s for you.

November 13, 2008 at 7:54 AM  
OpenID daisyfae said...

"ear worm"

i've got a friend who is engaged to her 4th... i explained that she doesn't date, she marries...

November 13, 2008 at 11:03 AM  

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