I have been absent from my blog, as well as your blogs, for some time.
I am spring cleaning heart and home~
oh, and the computer files, too, where I found the first WordPress post I wrote, almost three years ago. I did not publish it at the time but, considering the topic, now seems the right moment to give it an airing.
“This year, in August 2012, we celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary. The weather was perfect and the magnolias were in full bloom. ”
Next week, we will mark our 33rd wedding anniversary. Hopefully the weather will be perfect again and the magnolias will be as beautiful as they were today.
When I was a child I imagined ( a little) what marriage might mean for me. However, even in my wildest, most outlandish imaginings, I did not foresee an hilariously unconventional wedding in Botswana,
and a future 33 years later in New Zealand.
Life and marriage take us to some odd and unexpected places, as some millions of users of Ashley Madison are suddenly figuring out. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/ashley-madison-life-on-the-internet-after-the-adultery-website-hack-will-never-be-the-same-10464950.html Whilst the number of people searching for affairs is disturbing in itself, also disturbing ( to my mind) is the small group of email addresses linked to New Zealand Government agencies responsible for confidential, private files. If the addresses prove genuine, then I will be worried about our Government’s ability to employ people who are a) honest and b) sensible enough to protect the personal data we, the citizens, are constantly obliged to offer the Government. ( And, of course, in addition to my concerns, I am feeling sad for all the innocent people and families caught up in this debacle. )
Whether in a relationship or not, may your days be blessed.