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    Wednesday, October 05, 2005

    If Monogamy Wasn't Assumed . . .

    would this relationship have to end? Cary Tennis's advice column records the sad state of affairs:

    I've been dating my girlfriend for a year and a half now. We share many rather idiosyncratic idiosyncrasies -- we see things in ways that are obvious to no one but us. Example: Would you look at a model of the human brain, turned upside down, and think that it looks like a nice armchair? I have. And I think that she would too, if she saw one. I find it simply incredible that the universe would bring into existence two such people, so close together in space and time, that they would couple up. So unlikely and incredible in fact, that perhaps the universe somehow wants, means, for us to be together. Space-time wanted to create a perfect couple.

    So why am I thinking of snubbing the universe and breaking up with my possibly perfect mate?

    Simply and crassly put, I want to sleep around.


    It's sad to see how our cultural obsession with romantic stability destabilizes relationships and separates potential soulmates.

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