Gut Rumbles
 

February 14, 2007

Happy Valentines Day

Originally published February 14, 2006

After two divorces, I've spent a lot of money lot of time pondering the concept of "love" and what it really means. I'm beginning to think that love must be a lot like pornography. I can't define it, but I know it when I see it.

I remember seeing my dad asleep on the couch one Saturday. He had a half-read paperback book open on his chest and he snored fit to wake the dead. My mama bustled around the kitchen, doing mama-esque things with a pissed-off kind of energy. I looked at my sleeping dad and then looked at my pissed-off mama.

"Mama, do you ever want to just kill him?" I asked.

"Yes, I do!" Mama replied. "I don't know why your father looks forward to his days off so much. He doesn't do anything but sleep on that couch. He drives me crazy sometimes. But I love him."

I think that's a good definition of love: It's the state of being where the other person drives you crazy sometimes, but not enough to make you actually kill them. You'd rather have 'em asleep on the sofa and pissing you off than not have 'em at all.

Y'all have a happy Valentine's Day!

Comments

I've been away from this blog for a long time....can someone bring me up to speed on what happened? Always enjoyed Rob's writting and rants.

Posted by: Ben on February 14, 2007 05:28 PM

Go back to June 26th 2006. That will tell you all you need to know.

Posted by: gravdigr on February 14, 2007 10:27 PM

And just how do I do that?

Posted by: Ben on February 15, 2007 03:06 PM

Ben, just use the Archive links in the sidebar - about 3 sections from the bottom on the left

Posted by: Light & Dark on February 15, 2007 03:20 PM
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