November 4, 2010

Voting's done.

The Republicans have the House of Representatives, the Democrats have the Senate and the Presidency and the country has a great many problems. Other than that everything is right with the world. That said, I want to talk not about politics but relationships.

Relationships definitely present a slippery slope quite often these days. Trying to get the day to day routine to somehow turn into a great romantic evening is sometimes near impossible. When I was 30 I didn't believe that romance would be part of my life after 50. I sure did not know anything about seniors and relationships. It is just as real and as intense as it has always been; just a little more work in some ways. In fact I am beginning to realize that I will be 6 ft under, so to speak, before my sexuality doesn't mean anything.

Interpersonal relationships with my children, girl friends, and male friends have become more and more interesting every day. I should really be happy to see all my friends in person every day. The tech age helps us sustain friendships over miles and chat as though they are in the same room. Guess that will have to do.

I even have something called memory that enables me to have an ability to keeps those I have loved; that have passed on, to still be part of the present to an extent.

My animals provide a sounding board that never talks back and is always there with a sympathetic ear and a small shoulder to cry on. They seem to hang on my every word and seem to want to help me find a solution to all problems.

The tech age is wonderful to keep in touch with those that are sick or infirmed. A good medium to find out solutions for health problems. A place to answer a question or two wrought by
curiosity. A place to order those special items we need to order for others and ourselves. Which brings me to the real 'relationship' that I have with my computer. Ain't life in the 21st century incredible?

Just one thing....wonder if the journal industry knows if they know why they aren't selling so well? :)

Note: I hope that Melissa's and Mike's wedding turns out as beautiful as it promises to be on Sunday.