*roughly over a week ago, my brother proposed to his girlfriend.
*yesterday, my stepdad called me to tell me he and my mother reached an agreement in their divorce negotiations.
*today, my brother's fiance called to ask if i would be one of TEN bridesmaids for their wedding, scheduled for the end of June.
*in a matter of days, my mother's second divorce will be finalized.
*on sunday, my good friend meagan witt will be married.
*this summer, two other friends (both younger than me) will be getting married.
*today, i finished The Namesake, and Gogol Ganguli's wife cheated on him. they divorced.
*yesterday, one of my professors had us write about "romantic love- what is it?"
sometimes i don't want to think about such things, as it appears that "romantic love," whatever that even means, either doesn't exist or isn't all it's cracked up to be.
i don't intend to be entirely pessimistic in how i express this, after all, in facing the marriages of three friends and a brother, I wish them each a lifetime of happiness. more than that, a lifetime of mutually determined commitment. i'm convinced that's what the difference between a lifelong marriage and one that ends in divorce is all about. (on top of really knowing the person you're committing yourself to, as well as you can, for as long as you can before making that commitment).
there are so many words i could say on this topic, but i'll spare you.
in happier news, i bought a BIKE today on ebay!! it's a beauty: