Saturday, June 30, 2018

Em up north, and a failure to communicate


And so, there's our Emily- two month learning/ adventure.

No danger of forest fire!

Living in adequate digs. 


There is "being alone" as opposed to "being lonely"

- conversation the other night with Mr. Man-
Me ,reading: "did you know that loneliness is one of the top ten reasons people die?"
Man: " well, they should legalize prostitution"
Me:.....wait....WHAT?
Man: "well, yeah, legalize prostitution so men won't feel lonely."
Me:....um, that is not loneliness- that is sex- not intimacy , that is sex"
Man: " No difference"
Me: (?) ...(oh dear)
we have a communication problem here.
Think I will go eat a couple dozen hard boiled eggs. 
(cool Hand Luke)

10 comments:

  1. Em's new adventure looks like it will be a learning experience in so many ways. As for your conversation: it's the same basic problem which has been from the beginning. Men don't understand the difference between companionship and sex. That's what happens when a person doesn't have two Y chromosomes. That's also why Viagra is government funded.

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    1. Difficult to admit that but I do believe you may be correct. Viagra, for all the limpness in senate and congress, not to mention the Orange Wonder.

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  2. Men are simply differently wired from women although I'm not sure all men would agree with your husband about sex versus intimacy. I mean, when men cheat on their wives don't they always say, "But honey! It was just sex!"?

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    1. they say that probably, and to them it is truth. Women and men are very very different- but I have known men who get it...of course they are usually gay. If we get down to basics I suppose it is the male purpose to scatter his seed.

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  3. More old people die of loneliness than any other cause. Recently published study. I could look it up...
    So, Miss Em's blue hat is "On Tour". Love it.

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    1. yes, and it has nothing to do with sex!! Loneliness is not being seen, not being heard, not having someone look you in the eye with compassion and caring.

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  4. HA! I love that conversation. Hilarious. (And for the record, I think they should legalize prostitution, although admittedly that carries its own negatives.)

    Em is SERIOUSLY up north! Beautiful scenery!

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    1. agree , prostitution should be legal and the sex workers should be looked after, for health and for safety.
      Women or men- and it must be consensual / between adults who have been vetted for the job and for the buyer.
      Up north, such crisp clean air, it seems!

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  5. what fun for Miss Em! I'm sure if you left for good your Mr. would figure out the difference.

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    1. It is great for our Ms. Em! She will continue another four years to get a doctorate, anyway that is the thought now for her.

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