4 Comments

Wow, Allison, I loved all of this! That first line really hit me. And this was beautiful - “I hope he came tumbling back as a giraffe, tall and strong, with very little chance of being split in two, shaking himself, clearing his wet new head from a very strange dream.”

Expand full comment
author

Thank you so much, Holly!

Expand full comment

This was such a powerful story, raw, real, honest. So much of it spoke to the innards of my own long marriage that I chose to end after 33 years--I didn't think I could put it back together. No, that's not completely honest. I didn't want to put it back together. Too much pain, hurt, disappointment, resentment. A way of being with each other that was set like concrete after so many decades together. I knew the work that would need to go into fixing what maybe couldn't be fixed, and I was so damned tired. (The happier ending is that we had a very amicable divorce, in the end). But you're doing it, Allison, doing the hard work of relationship, which starts with ourselves--thank you for sharing your journey with us.

Expand full comment
author

Your comment resonates with me so much. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and reading my words!

Expand full comment