New Dawn; 3 Twinkles; Update
September 9, 2013 § 158 Comments
Fuck all all summer and suddenly three twinkles and each and every one of them age-appropriate. Bleeding miracle!
In no particular order:-
Long-Shot no. 1. (strictly Long-Shot about no. 21, but new academic year, I am setting the clock back to nought, with all the (self)-deception of a second hand car salesman. Very old friend just separating from his wife. We are in touch and although he is raw, I have a low-key sort of optimism because of our history. We go back 30 years and have always fancied each other and I keep hearing stories of women whose husbands have fucked off and they end up much happier with friend from – hey, what do you know? – 30 years ago. We have texted and plans are afoot but I have to tread with exceeding care. He may be fucking a hareem of 25 year olds and snorting shit-loads of coke for all I know, but once it is out of his system, I HAVE TO BE THE BETTER BET. No? Probably no. But hey.
Long-Shot no. 2. Being match-made within the month with a seemingly excellent prospect who apparently likes the sound of me, whose (now ex-)wife was – allegedly – a bitch. He has already had the rebound relationship, is single again and apparently very good news indeed. Promising.
Long-Shot no. 3. I am being taken out to lunch and dinner a lot by a mid-divorce man who already has a mistress but both the soon-to-be ex-wife and the mistress are psychos by the sounds of things, and he and I have incredibly jolly times together. But I think he is rather taken with the tedious mistress, who leads him a merry dance and sounds a complete pain in the arse. As does his wife. But, as I told him roundly, I am sure he is no saint either. I think he is probably a better friend than lover. I don’t intend to try to change matters but if he does, well…