Wednesday, December 10, 2008
The Curse and the Blessing
For the first time in four days after her partner of twenty years said, "I don't," she didn't cry when she woke to find herself alone in the big brass bed. "It's strange," she reported through a text message, "I somehow feel lighter." After staring at my phone and then erasing three attempts at a response, I finally settled on, "That's nice." It was her next text that made me laugh for the first time since hearing the news, "Hey," she wrote, "I can get a cat now."