She drove us to the edge of the ancient battlefield,
Wounded warriors with fresh sutures and waning morphine, we weighed the cost of a rebel-yell return to the fray against a yellow-bellied retreat into oblivion.
And we danced.
While the Carolina Hoedown & Mayhem Society pierced frozen air with its songs, we wardanced love and loss, heartbreak and healing, harm and hope.
We made the cosmos cower under a stratocumulus blanket, because nothing in the universe could’ve outshined us at that moment,
New adolescents out past curfew,
Child soldiers plotting our next great conquest.
"…Head down don’t you make a sound / Keep your plans all to yourself / ‘Cause they’ll come true / They’ll follow you / They’re what you’re obligated to / Don’t you listen to nobody else / And I’m done forever / It’s you and me forever / I’m done forever / It’s you and me forever…"
I just read a two-part article on “How to Pick Your Life Partner.” Two things jumped out at me immediately:
1.) I - as a single person - am in a “neutral, fairly hopeful position” when it comes to finding a great relationship, and am much closer to it than someone in a bad relationship.
2.) I should expand my dating pool, giving myself as many opportunities as possible to meet said life partner. That includes speed dating and dating websites. I broke up with online dating a while back. Perhaps I should give it another go?