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I’ve never been to Russia

 

In Russia, there is something called a “starter marriage” It’s the one with the kids, the dog, the white picket fences. The one with jobs, and career, and home purchasing. The one with beautiful romantic ideas of white dresses, and forevers.

Then there’s the “real marriage” the one that isn’t about getting places but enjoying where you are.at.that.moment. It’s full of lovemaking, wisdom, tolerance, and flaws. It’s romantic. It’s traditional- sometimes- and it is peaceful and loving, too.

Both are valid, necessary, wonderful, learning, loving times. There’s a time for each- if needed. Rare is the “forever, til death do us part” but that is the ideal…we are raised to want this, and it is admirable if achieved.

But the true beauty of marriage is the inspiration it provides.

We all want to stand out, be amazing– only 2 percent of high school sweethearts stay together for a lifetime– human as we are, we aspire for the 2%. And that is a lovely, although not likely achievable, but still a lovely guide to find the soulmate type of connection we dream of.

Keep dreaming.

And when those first loves turn into real loves, be open to seeing the goodness of change.

And when first loves are left behind, be open to seeing that human companionship at any level may be better for some than marriage ever was.

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She was learning to love. again. And it was breathtaking. 

 

#for Reticent Mental Property. Originally posted as a comment on a friend’s blog.

7 comments on “I’ve never been to Russia

  1. dievca
    October 12, 2016

    Here’s to having the opportunity to love again and be in the moment with any companionship which delights.

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    • Ret MP
      October 12, 2016

      People are afraid when they see long marriages disintegrate. It makes them worry about their own. I know I despaired the loss of an ideal. Yet. I am deliciously, deliriously loving these new moments of each day of my future. It is different. But it is also Good. Cheers, dear d. – Ret

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  2. The Muscleheaded Blog
    October 13, 2016

    Breathtaking — and so is that write– outstanding. 🙂

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    • Ret MP
      October 13, 2016

      thank you, C. Have to look inward a bit and backward, and forward, and sideways for a while to find the moments…but they exist.

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  3. thruthemist
    October 13, 2016

    This is utterly lovely Ret.

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  4. Ret MP
    October 13, 2016

    good morning, Mist. thank you, hon. Ret

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  5. distantshipsmoke
    October 15, 2016

    Wonderful that you are feeling again and renewing the emotions. Enjoy the high.

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