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Divorced and independent and still looking for Mr. Right in the back of the fridge.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Stay Tuned for the Recap

On this the occasion of over 1000 hits on my blog, I feel compelled to recap where we've been, where we are, and where we are headed (to be understood as the royal "we" as in "we are not amused". )

In just over 3 months and just shy of two dozen posts, I have shared the emotions that accompany my hope of meeting Mr. Right and the inherent disappointments that give meaning to the expression "it's a jungle out there."

As I look back, I am astounded by the sheer intensity of my responses. Among other things, I whined at another birthday, I used the word abyss a lot, I compared dating to smoking,  I stopped listening to music and I cursed mornings.

Albeit not fun, given the same onslaught of disappointments, I am sure that my response today would not reach the proportions of the last few months. 

Of course there is a fine line between a proportional response and apathy. And I know that it is that very disproportionate intensity which liberated my creativity. Those mercurial moods will undoubtedly visit me again and I have learned to accept it as a part of my life.

But for now, I don't know if my chakras are unblocked, if the planets are aligned, or if the drugs have kicked in, but my responses to the same situations seem so much less volatile than they were.

And maybe in that shanti, in that groundedness, in that magical place of "when you least expect it" my life will soar.

Armed with the astounding positive feedback from these last three months of cathartic reflection, and with a laugh at myself (lest someone laugh at me first) I'll continue to reflect on my experiences.

As it turns out, I have a lot in common with a lot of women. And they are not all divorced and not all over 50.. and a good many of them can still wear horizontal stripes.


  1. Congratulations on entering quadruple figures! It only gets better. Thanks for sharing, love Rachel

  2. You have completely put me off wearing horizontal stripes... picked up a shirt yesterday was just about to try it on and then hastily abandoned it...

  3. you are so funny. of course YOU can wear them... You are thin, thin, thin....
    But I'm glad you have cause to think of me....

  4. Rosa - I've tagged you on a meme. This is a self-indulgent blog post where you have to link to other blogs (spread the love). It's a great way to grow your blog. Btw, what is your twitter name? If you're not on twitter you need tot be!