Interesting article here titled The New Monogamy. I'm a bit bothered by the title and some of the people in it--hate to break it to you, kids, but when you have sex or dating outside the relationship, you're no longer monogamous--but it's a good article.

    I do believe it's true
    That there are roads left in both of our shoes
    If the silence takes you
    Then I hope it takes me too
    So brown eyes I hold you near
    Cause you're the only song I want to hear
    A melody softly soaring through my atmosphere

I went for a long hike and early dinner with an old friend and her two-year old daughter today. I love the psychotic worldview of little kids, where the teddy bear talks to them and their toys occasionally do stuff to make them cry; and it's a joy to watch them slowly grow up and join the reality the rest of us live in.

I feel good this week...strong, mostly. The anger has settled down, leaving me something I can come back to to focus and wake me up. I've remembered, again--you'd think I could keep track of it after the first hundred times--where all the boundaries are, what's mine to hold onto and draw strength from, and what's not.

After all this time, there are still new friends to be made.