This is what I wrote earlier:
Ok, not such great feedback on the red velvet dress analogy. I I I'm not at all the woe-is-me kind. But damn, ladies I wrote it for you to ponder where dresses actually go that never ever sell. And, it a twisted sense of humor way, it explains a bit of how I feel.
I am a red velvet dress.
Once upon a time, I was a designer's dream. She made me beautifully from excellent fabric and nicely built to someday hug a lovely woman's curves.
I remember being featured in the store front display. Beautiful women walked by and some tried me on, liked how I looked, but said they would come back tomorrow. But, none of them ever did.
Eventually I was moved to the clearance rack and after 38 years, a woman finally purchased me for a cocktail party she wanted to throw. I wondered why she kept the tags on and receipt handy but quickly learned why when she returned me shortly after the party.
I was a little dirtier for the wear, but still shapely enough to be returned to the final clearance rack and once again placed for sale where I have remained for the last 9 years.
A few bargain shoppers do try me on once in a while and I don't mind even if it is for vintage giggles.
Still, here I hang yet hoping to be part of a beautiful woman's ensemble. I try my best to show well but secretly am facing every clearance dress's worst fear......being removed from the rack and cut up into rags for someone who will never know what a beautiful dress I was.
Won't you please come try me on while I'm still for sale?
Most of my more successful relationships have been based on common activities like golf, curling, scrabble, home renovation, biking, as well as country music and too many other interests to list.
I believe you have to dream and seek in order to find and have. I don't want to grow old wondering about what opportunity I may have missed.
It would be wonderful share that joy of companionship with someone. Nothing better than having someone you trust with your heart.
Right now I'm knee deep in the renovation of a couple of house flips....Definitely trying to balance work/social.
While some of what happens to us is accidental, a lot of who and what we are is because of vision and planning. Will retirement just come or will I be ready? Will I date anyone or do everything I can to find the right one?
I also like to think about how to communicate more better.
Take the above paragraph for example. I actually did not mean having a girlfriend FOR dinner. I actually meant having a girlfriend WITH dinner. But, that sounds awful as well. Throw me a bone on how to say that???
Oh well....Pointing and grunts never go out of style for men. I'm sticking with that. Can't get that wrong! And, I do (mostly) understand English grammatical structure.
I am also partial to women who are sexually open minded.