Unforgettable stuff, GV. Although, believe it or not, this is only the second-most harrowing thing I've read today. Here's the first.
I'm beginning to think it's hopeless.
You generate more taking a break than a lot of people do working.
Well, uh, he could always move to Kyrgystan. Might have better luck there.
Although his problem seems not so much finding them as keeping them.
Great Story, Gerard. You have the gift.
When I was young and foolish, the phrase we frequently used in the Navy would have sprung to mind: The stupid shall be punished.
However, after 10 yrs of boating with Uncle Sam, I grew more seasoned and mature, and my response would be: You can't legislate who people will fall in love with. I hope poor Carl has received much happiness and large lottery winnings from his future escapades in Love. He deserves it.
Does everyone else also know someone like Carl? Johnson referred to a second marriage as "The triumph of hope over experience."
'one good woman'?
A man has to be insane to try and find one.
And blind to see her.
My simple take on it was as follows:
Put the morning paper aside, pour yourself another cuppa and enjoy this tale from American Digest.
Thanks for writing.
I hope life ironed out for Carl.
discard writing about politics and religion and WRITE. you have a gift.
Very well-written. Lyrical. Narrative.
Obviously one-sided though. I imagine these women have a long list of complaints. Typically those issues were "ignored" for a while (and women have a talent for this) but that doesn't mean they weren't there.
If Carl was a good guy or lucky, he found love. If not, he got what he deserved. Love is cutthroat like business.