For taking advantage of you. This is just an apology. This is in no way a testimony of regret. I did love you,as deeply as another human being could ever love a friend. I now appreciate everything that you did for me. I cherish every memory that we made. And even now, I cannot forget just how wondrous everything had been. But we weren’t perfect. Far from it. I couldn’t love you as much...
Ira Glass on marriage.
Kurt Braunohler: I do have a theory now that if I do get married in the future, what I think I would want to do is have an agreement that, at the end of seven years, we have to get remarried in order for the marriage to continue. But at the end of seven years, it ends. And we can agree to get remarried or not get remarried.
Ira Glass: Why?
KB: Because then I think you get to choose. And I think it would make the relationship stronger.
IG: ...I think actually one of the things that’s a comfort in marriage is that there isn’t a door at seven years, and so if something is messed up, in the short term, there’s a comfort of knowing, ‘well we made this commitment, so we’re just going to work this out. And even if tonight we’re not getting along, or there’s something between us that doesn’t feel right, you have the comfort of knowing, we’ve got time, we’re going to figure this out’. And that makes it so much easier. Because you do go through times where you hate eachother’s guts, and the no escape clause, weirdly, is a bigger comfort to being married than I ever would have thought before I got married.
The things left behind
There aren’t that many things left The broken eggshells. The ground coffee Paper torn and scattered This room has seen better days Let’s not forget who started the fight here It wasn’t us It was here long before we met And long before we spoke All we are doing you and I are continuing a long held tradition I blame you You Ignore me A million times we’ve played this same hands But in other...