Sunday, December 02, 2007
The world is full of married men.
Let me explain:
A good friend - I'll call her Bess - told me over the weekend she is in love with a married man. Of course, she said, he is going to leave his wife.
As she told me of their steamy afternoon delights, I ordered another soy latte and bit my tongue.
Yes, I know better.
I've had experience - lots of experience - with married men. At first the passion is amazing and it all seems so refreshingly naughty - as if your dull life suddenly has a new sense of purpose. But then it gets messy. Feelings get involved, and eventually someone gets hurt. And yes, he never leaves his wife.
I didn't tell my friend any of this. Love is always on loan - never the nest egg we can depend on, so who was I to burst her heart shaped balloon.
I smiled and wished her well.
Posted by THE ORAL REPORTER at 11:56 PM