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What a difference a day can make...
For anyone wondering why I won't be a part of this month's Round Robin, it's because I'll be out of town...2 states over, in fact. The first of my 4 children to wed is getting married on Sunday! Woot! We love his lady, so we're all happy about the upcoming party.
For more of my thoughts about marriage, please visit my monthly post on the Sweet'N'Sexy Divas site:
And let me know what you think: If you live together before married, does anything change once you speak those vows in front of your assembled family and friends? Has the concept of marriage out-lived its usefulness? Or is it still going strong, as evidenced by the desire of many previously denied that ceremony, to exercise it now? Or should I stop having my romance novels end with marriage plans?
Let's discuss. And maybe I'll post a picture of me wearing the dress I made to wear to the shebang!
I got my first tattoo, a small flower on my right breast, when I was in college in the 70s and the only women who had them were Cher and hookers. It was to be a memento of my wild youth, to carry into old age. 20 years later, to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary, I got my husband's name in a heart tattooed on my upper thigh. I planned the next one on the drive home. I did that for a few years, calling it my mid-life crisis, while I was in my early 40s. Husband once asked me, "If I let you keep getting tattoos..." I interrupted him, "Excuse me, LET me? It's my body and if I want to cover every inch of it, it's none of your damn business." He grimaced and said, "Okay then, if I don't say anything about your getting so much ink, promise you won't leave me for 2 hot, young men in a convertible?" I smiled and nodded and he's never complained since then.
I have 10 right now, but some have been worked on twice. Most recent was a tribute to my late Mom, that finally allowed me to stop crying daily, a year after she passed away. A columnist I admire once said that tattoos can be the "outward manifestation of a prayer." And that's what all of mine are--deeply meaningful to me, they express what's important to me: husband, kids, family, along with the added bonus of seeming rebellious, since most women my age still don't have much ink. I enjoy seeing opprobrium or disapproval on the face of people looking at me when I'm wearing revealing clothing. Otherwise I'm a boring, happily-married older woman who works way too many hours for too little money, and whose kids tease her for having taught them the world revolves around sex...which I still believe.
How about you? Do you have any interesting tattoos? Any pictures you want to share? Do you regret any or them? I don't. Or are you like my oldest son, who thinks they're "gross," and ugly?
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