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Friday, February 20, 2009

Love the ONE you're with

No man is an island but neither is he a nation.
Thusly, the beloved sanctimony of marriage should be between two people and two people alone.
There’s no room for additional interests.
A case in point comes when a haggard J.R. Logan stumbles through the door after another high intensity day of covering breaking news stories in Johnson County.
“Honey, did you remember to pick up the dry cleaning?” a sweet dulcet chimes from the bedroom.
“Dry cleaning,” ponders Logan. “Golly-gee I just plumb forgot.”
“Baby, did you remember to get the cat from the vet?” a second, equally sweet voice beckons from the kitchen.
“We have a cat,” muses befuddled J.R.
“Sugar-bomb, did you send those thank-you cards to our dear drag-queen uncle Mildred in Jackson Hole?” the third question comes from the entry-way to the two car garage slightly muffled by the sound of an orbital sander.
Yes, that’s right, this would be a nightly occurrence if Logan elected to live the life of a polygamist.
Can you imagine?
Neither could he, his argument is based on fantastical imaginings of multiple limbs and long lived love affairs but it’s not how reality runs.
Unicorns and talking Koalas with a great alacrity for hugs and snuggling are more likely.
It’s difficult to provide the sufficient love and support that is necessary to water the sprouting bulb of any nascent or long lived marriage i.e. running the errands, offering that strong shoulder for support when a tear needs to be shed, or searching for coins under the sofa in order to provide that precious gem of your heart the ample funds necessary to purchase some Zima.
It would prove downright impossible to attempt to adequately furnish this same support to multiple wives.
Considering our nation's high divorce rate, I think concentration needs to be focused on maintaining the ever-brittle sinews and tendons of a sole relationship between two people, not looking for avenues to multiply, and subsequently increase the difficulty, of that said equation.
Now maybe everything is going smooth between the two legally conjugating couple.
It would be at this point Mr. Logan would ask, “Can I have seconds? “
No you can’t have seconds because it’s just like ice-cream, once you have your first serving, greedy grabbing will be less pleasurable and undoubtedly cause a cold headache.
If you like variety in your life, then don’t look for commitment.
It’s called being a playa.
Polygamists are not playa’s because they try to incorporate an aspect of fostering anddedication that is impossible once the numbers has been elevated beyond two.
To borrow the time honored phrase from Rocker Stephen Stills, “Love the one you’re with.”
Not two or three but one.
And who can argue with Stephen Stills?


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