I suppose people are staying single longer so that, hopefully, they won't have a reason to cheat when, and if, they "settle down". But does it change a person to not create an environment of intimacy for so many years? Does casually sleeping around create a form of relationship ADD? Will bed-hoppers cheat anyway, simply because they have developed a taste for variety?
Or, does the lack of deep intimacy make one more reverent of love, making commitment a matter of default - a preference for their loved one, rather than a promise they are expected to keep and never break.
Lyrics from various songs come to mind like, "freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose".
Or, "I used to say no promises, let's keep it simple...but freedom only helps you say goodbye". These lyrics suggest a longing for something lasting and personal, something life changing and transformative - but what do I know, I'm just a poet sitting at her breakfast table.
In any case, this little poem is what surfaced as a result of my musings...for better or worse:)
He doled his love out
like wafers of
was Sunday morning
endless line of
not to be out done,
did the same
Perhaps there is a wisdom in this life choice. Or, perhaps something is lost forever. I don't have the answer. I just thought it was important to ask the question.
At least, that's the way is seems to me,