Monday, October 26, 2009

Controlled playfulness

Are you married? Tired of having the same homemade toast for breakfast? It should not be the case, right? Maybe there are mornings when you are in a rush that you end up skipping the most important meal of the day. However, have we not been told to eat breakfast like a king? If you have to get your fill somewhere else, you better be sure that it does not make you tepid about homegrown stuff. Granting that you are also being treated in a regal manner, but should not there be only one true queen for a king? As for liquid meal replacements, they could be downed in a jiffy. While their pitch is convenience, the bloating and gas could leave a trace of the past. Now, where is your beloved toast? I hear you saying that you are not tired of it. Good! A bit of cereal here and there in order to break the monotony, but you are married.

Pardon me for the play of words. Sometimes I like talking semantics, especially when they are meant to justify a wrongful act. I know I should not. If I have been pretty successful toeing the line for millions of seconds, why lose my footing now? I must admit, I have played with emotions and hurt the owners in the process, but time has changed. I am no longer a jock and should not be playing ball. However, a recent event called me out of my retirement. I thought it felt exhilarating to be warming up my previously inactive muscles. Fortunately, my sense of balance is in place. It is good to be thinking these days. Neither do I want to see my wife nor someone else's family wounded.

Play time is ending soon. I just have to continue exercising controlled playfulness.


Jason said...

I love the site. You have a lot of good posts here. I have a site as well that provides inspiration and guidance to people around the world. I was wondering if we could do a link exchange, so we can tell our visitors about both of our sites. Let me know.


Prodigal Son 35 said...

hi Jason,

thanks for the nice words. surely, we could do a link exchange; let me know how you want to go about it.


gabriele said...

There is no link exchange to offer from my part. No complimenting blog is stacked away which could give something in addition to your readers.
What I do have to share, though, are thoughts and comments of a fairly long and rich life. Of a happy marriage which lasted until a bitter unexpected, fatal end.
That's why I said: 'Always keep up that little bit of mystery in a relationship...' And do not demand to know absolutely everything about your wife's past either... What counts is how you prove yourself in the present and future by the right actions.

Prodigal Son 35 said...

hi gabriele,

nice words, thanks. i really appreciate it.