December 11, 2013

Regina Magazine: The Try On Wife

A very good article by Beverly Stephens from Regina Magazine that touches upon many of the myriad talking points of divorce, especially about its tentacles following from the parents divorce to their own child's divorce in later years. It is very moving that at the end, the one sister tells her sibling she is going back home, back to the beginning, back to the Latin Mass. "In the beginning was the Word..."

She will be alright, I think.


The ‘Try-On’ Wife

After 15 years, they were breaking up. And it was Christmastime.

I stood in the spacious bedroom of the brick Mc Mansion, admiring my surroundings. The expensive furniture. The adjoining ‘master bath’ with every imaginable luxury, all in marble. The carefully-matched carpets and silk drapes — not too girly, but elegant, sober and respectable.
Just the kind of place that a successful St. Louis businessman might lay his head every night. And well he might, it seemed. He had earned every penny, as they say.
Drew would continue to sleep there, too. It was my sister who was moving out.
She was nineteen when she began working for Drew as a secretary. He was five years older, a fledgling builder in a real estate market poised on the brink of expansion. A year later, they’d moved in together, and proceeded to build a spectacularly successful business.
Megan is very pretty – slender, blonde, sweet-natured, she takes after my mother’s side of the family. I take after our dad – dark-haired, solid, hard-working. Mom tried to warn her about living together, but Megan wouldn’t hear a word of it.
Truth be told, we laughed about this in private. Bitter laughter, really. After all, our parents divorced when we were kids, so neither of them really had the right to say anything about our life choices.
As for Dad, he knew better. Never said a word.
After all, our parents divorced when we were kids, so neither of them really had the right to say anything about our life choices.

[Official Video] Little Drummer Boy - Pentatonix

My 13 and 15 year-old sons turned me on to this group...they listen to it quite often. So do I...