freewrite 9/3/09 disclaimer: spelling and grammatical errors have not been corrected.
5 minute: 10:00 An Empty Nester's epiphany, Is that all there is?
I have been asked to give one of my friends advice on her, as she puts it, "miserable life". She was wondering why after all these years of marriage, how she could have lost touch with her husband. Her last child just went to college. she served her husband dinner for the first time with just the two of them. the conversation was minimal. She said it was an awkward dinner and could not see doing a years worth of them. Oh, don't get me wrong, they do get a long; They have a comfortable caring relationship. I wondered if she was having a life crisis.
She wondered if he was someone that she wanted to share the rest of her life with. She said that it would be very painful with a laugh. She told me that he asked her to have coffee with him the next morning and she was happy to tell him that she was meeting us for coffee.
I can't tell you how sad I felt for her. I am looking forward to the day when my husband and I will retire. he can go play golf, I can paint and then we can meet for lunch or the movies.
This is what i think. This is your life, You are the main role in the play or movie. But in this case, there is no touch up or re-takes. Each day, as you wake up, you are fully in your role. Each action is the final cut. So, really look at how you want this movie to play out and make the best decision that you can. Though mistakes in life will happen, be smart in your choices and live the part that you want to star in.
10:05 ©DYen 9/3/09