Friday, May 23, 2014
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
"You were barely human" he says.
"I saw you with your husband and found you so attractive. You're not like I imagined".
"You're so much better. Now that I know you."
"We're all only human" she whispers.
Our collective delusion of privacy: we so easily believe no one is listening, even on a crowded evening bus.
Friday, May 16, 2014
My view of the world is black and white. Conversations with Boyfriend go like this:
Me: I’m giving up coffee. I’ll drink tea instead.
Boyfriend: Why don’t you just drink coffee sometimes?
Me: I’m sick of my hair. I’m going to cut it like Annie Lennox.
Boyfriend: Why don’t you get a trim and see how you feel?
Every time he gives me an un-extreme option it blows my mind that it’s even available to me.
I’d declare this fills me with such gratitude my heart could burst; but he’d feel more comfortable if I instead stated I’m moderately grateful for his perspective.
Friday, May 9, 2014
At Heathrow Airport I left my purse hanging from a hook in the bathroom. Inside: wallet, cash, passports, phone, blackberry, boarding pass, a notebook and my planner. A woman found it and handed it to a security officer. I found it intact a frantic 8 minutes later. Not only are humans amazingly kind, they are also highly organized.