I went for a hike this morning at a popular local trail. I usually like something a bit more secluded but this trail was just a few minutes from where I was dropping off the kids for a day camp. The parking spaces on the side of the road appeared to be all taken. I was lucky to arrive just as someone else was leaving. "Yes! The Universe loves me!"
Hiking is usually a great way to clear my mind so that I have room to be creative. This morning, however, there was a regular stream of fellow hikers, either passing me from behind or coming towards me from having reached the top of the trail. I couldn't help but overhear some of the conversations. As you would expect, the men were silent but the women were relating to each other with stories about their lives. Men hiking together bring dogs. Women hiking alone bring dogs. Women hiking together bring their
And of course, women love to talk about their relationships. So it was no surprise when I heard the following:
"Yeah, he's finally come around in the relationship. It's what she's wanted all along."
It was a group of four twenty-something women, talking about a friend who was not with them.
"They made an offer on a house together. But it's not like they say they love each other."
A second woman chimed in:
"But they are more than just friends, aren't they?"
"Oh, yeah, that's how they started out, as friends. But it got strange when they
had the baby."
Holy cow. Call me old fashioned, but how much more entangled can you get with another human being than putting down money on a house together and putting down your DNA to create a baby?
I didn't really clear my mind this morning like I thought I would. But I certainly came away with food for thought......