from my state – literally and figuratively – and other places. i'm not in florida any more, but i haven't given up the sunshine.

3.23.2006

gluttony: final chapter

a little warning up front: today’s post is a little strange, but it’s what i’ve got, and i’ve neglected the sunshine this week, so here goes…

this whole idea of indulgence in spite of known consequences is so broadly applicable. the thing is, the same way my dog gorges herself on cat poop, and i occasionally drink too much, regardless of the fact that we know vomit and general sickness will certainly follow, there is a much more poignant, and socially encouraged, form of gluttony.

we hunt time and time again for love, despite the knowledge that statistics are against us. we indulge ourselves in the excesses of love – the high, i’m convinced, is the best there is. but we know from experience that, at some point, the hangover is inevitable. it’s also sure, that we will indulge again.

6 Comments:

Blogger Kiker said...

well, said, my dear friend.

Thank God we have friends to help us through the hangover.

Just keep in mind, there is nothing like a little hair of the dog...

3/23/2006 11:48:00 AM

 
Blogger Miss Kris said...

I remember that one New Year's Day where you suffered ALL DAY LONG while I cleaned your house. Poor Betsy :(
However, I learned what to avoid when treating a hangover and often share this wisdom.

3/23/2006 01:42:00 PM

 
Blogger Cindy said...

I find that risking love is life's ultimate catch 22. You can't find true lasting love unless you hang yourself off the cliff risking emotional devastation.

The bonus of the flip side is that, if you can hang on, the payoff is huge.

The new love is exciting and passionate, but I prefer the long love, which is so much fuller when properly nourished.

It is kind of the difference between having a snickers bar each week and having a five course meal every nite.

...and that's all I have to say about that.

3/23/2006 01:45:00 PM

 
Blogger ramer said...

The great thing about statistics, is that they are not finite math. You can make them state whatever you want. Therefore, you only choose for the statistics to be against you.

3/24/2006 09:43:00 AM

 
Blogger Amanda said...

Yes Kik, thank goodness for friends. They are actually life-savers.

3/24/2006 09:46:00 AM

 
Blogger betsy said...

oh no, michelle, i'm sorry i brought up statistics. i hear it's a bit of a sticking point for you. (heh)

3/24/2006 09:54:00 AM

 

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