Sometimes I think of something I want to write about and note it in a post in wordpress (the structure behind the blog) while it’s fresh on my mind. I might type in a title or some cryptic misspelled notes as the people who work here could tell you. Early January, I made a note, “Is Your Love A Burden?”
I think a lot of people burden their partner. I meant to write on the topic with Saturn in Libra, but I never got around to it. Then tonight, I had a conversation with my husband that touched on this and while it takes off in other directions, I feel this is worth introducing here.
“Are you telling me you think the women in your past are better off with you gone?” I asked.
“Yeah,” he said. “Probably.”
“You brought them down?”
“Then why don’t you bring me down?” I asked.
He laughed. “No one brings you down, P.”
I snorted a little and tried to think of what to ask next. The truth of his statement was undeniable. “Why is that?”
“You have some protection,” he said, waving his hand over his head.
” Hmm. They are better off with you gone but I would not be?”
“I don’t think so.”
“Why is that?”
“Because you’re weird.”
I accepted that statement as fact as well and then a half hour later I asked, “Why do you think I don’t go down?”
“You’ve got your own solar system, P. You’ve got your own system and you’ve been living in it your whole life, probably.”
“Do I abuse it, do you think?”
“No,” he answered, quickly. I felt relieved.
Can you relate to any of this? Is your love a burden?
pictured – Honore Daumier. The Laundress, (The Burden) c. 1860-61. Oil on panel. Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France