Wednesday, October 26, 2005

bruce sings background as trouble brews in paradise

Monday evening I indulged my affection of the man that's referred to as
THE BOSS. After making many arrangements with friends and spouse (note,
no reference to my beloved since he has to prove to me again that he is
my beloved)... I was dropped off at the local coliseum where I was to
pick up our floor seats and wait for my spouse and friend to park the
car. It was a rainy, cold night. There was no line and I had our
tickets in my hand within 5 minutes.

I waited for spouse and company. and waited. and waited. There was an
overhang where I could stand out of the rain with other cold, wet Bruce
lovers. We compared shows we'd attended and lamented that we hadn't
made better plans with the people we were hooking up with. After an
hour of pacing the coliseum thinking there might be another WILL CALL
window he showed up with his buddies. They had been across the street
drinking in a bar. I tried to shelf my disappointment and rage aside so
I could enjoy the show but it never really went away completely. Bruce
did his best. He captured my heart and took it places it needed to go
with his rendition of The River and Darkness on the Edge of Town. He
made fun of Cheney, compared keyboard skills with Bruce Hornsby and
generally made fun of Carl Rove who is now waiting for his
indictment... (Halleleuya!) And it was great!

Then I had to go home with a man who left me waiting in the rain for an
hour so he could drink two beers with his college roomate. He didn't
KNOW I was outside but didn't KNOW I was inside either (never mind that
WILL CALL windows are ALWAYS didn't occur to him to look
out for me or check on me or anything. He was right across the street.
I should have given his damn ticket away and gone in and sat with a
stranger. If there is ever a next time he should know that I won't
hesitate doing just that. In the meantime I am trying to get over my
disappointment in a man I have sworn to love, honor and protect. Didn't
he take the same vow?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Surfed through long enough to read your first entry. Somehow it seems a bit extreme to question your spouse's sincerity and have to reconsider his role in your life because he was late.....Seems like high drama without much cause....If he were having a beer with his college roomie's ex-girlfriend, THEN you might have reason to be so worked up. ed

7:32 PM  
Blogger artie said...

Did I mention I was standing in the wet rain? He dropped me off in the wet rain so I coulp pick up the tickets I had reserved...and then arranged to meet me as soon as the car was parked.

An hour later when he showed up with his buds I learned he had been across the street drinking with them. I think now he was genuinely clueless but no matter - it will never happen again. I won't wait in the rain anymore for anyone but small children and the elderly.

8:40 AM  
Blogger doc-t said...

clearly what he did was wrong. It was..beyond thoughtless because he knew WHERE you were and why you were there.

He messed up. Big time. but human beings do that... one mistake shouldn't overshadow a life of love...

remember that YOU took a vow as well... you vowed to LOVE him... probably for better OR worse....

did you vow to love him "conditionally?" I'll love you when you're good to me and don't make mistakes?

love isn't conditional EVER. Love is patient, kind, good, FORGIVING, bears all things without holding a grudge...

Tell him he messed up.. tell him how it hurt... tell him.... and he'll realize what an ass he was. But do not base your love for him on his actions....

and... go get cell phones.

Love is patient, love is kind [and] is not jealous; love does not brag [and] is not arrogant,
does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong [suffered], does not rejoice in righteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

11:38 PM  
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