is it just me… or is everyone getting married these days?
longevity and durability
speaking before thinking
there should be an instructions manual.
also, Man and Woman have German accents because they are from Germany.
me: I’m 24-years-old; I have a lot of life ahead of me.
Man: Wait. You’re telling me that I am 55 years older than you?
me: No way! You do not look like you’re 79!
Man: I am and my wife is going to make me hate it next year.
Woman: He turns 80 next year and I am going to laugh at him. I have known him for 54 years. We have been married for 53 years.
me: What! That’s amazing! Wow! I really hope that I can have something like that.
Man: People around your age and in these years seem to not last very long.
me: Yeah, it’s rare to hear stories about marriages lasting for long.
Woman: It was very different to get married back then.
Man: Yeah, back then, when people got married, they didn’t have stuff. They accumulated as they grew older. Now, people have stuff. Too much stuff—TV, computers, furniture and other things.
me: Yeah, it’s true.
Woman: Yeah, even furniture back then lasted long. You could buy a sofa and it would last you 30 years. Now, furniture is not so good.
Man: Marriage now is like Ikea furniture: cheap to buy, easy to build, falls apart fast!
JN: Man, that girl’s response was harsh and off topic.
me: Harsh? I thought it was dramatic. Mind you, we live in a world in which we’re conditioned to assign specific/particular thoughts, feelings, and beliefs to specific/particular words and actions.
- coffee stain typeface, by markmustaine
reaching a point…
From Friend: I have to cancel everything.
To Friend: What do you mean “everything”?
From Friend: … I feel like I have so much to sort out and it’s gonna be forever ‘til I do…
To Friend: Don’t feel discouraged, [Friend]. Things seem overwhelming and bleak now, but it will clear up and out. Don’t think of things to be slowing down to a stop, but rather slowing down for you to be ready for the crazy that will come… Not knowing what struggle is is not knowing what success is.