We can arrange that
Sunday March 30th 2008, 11:02 am
Filed under: Family,Friends,Knit,Life

First, a quick bit re knitting: finished last night, church scarf of the week. One strand Geisha kid mohair/silk/nylon by Blue Moon Fiber Arts, and one strand of laceweight Zephyr silk/merino in I think Ruby, stretching some leftovers by knitting them together and using a larger needle.

Now, on to the rest:

Geisha and Zephyr, blocked

Travel. See the world through the eyes of others.

I’m writing this down for the sake of the old friend from very way back that I talked to yesterday; you know who you are.

My cousin’s daughter was in India on a trip, and along the way had a host family that was naturally curious about this young foreign woman and asked her personal questions.

And then couldn’t bend their minds around the concept of being single: “You’re *twenty-six*? Don’t your parents know any nice young men?!”

She was, I’m sure, caught off guard, and tried to explain the concept of marrying for love: you know, you meet someone, you find you like them, they like you back, you find you have things in common, you come to like each other in that way… She described herself as blathering on, I’m sure feeling very awkward in the face of their stunned disbelief.

“Don’t you have friends?”

“Sure I have friends! I like lots of people! It’s just…”

They threw a feast, invited their friends, and the host introduced her to all: “I now understand why it is so hard to get married in America. This is F. In America, she likes lots of people, but nobody likes her back.”

To L. May I say in the greatest of innocence, lots of people like you back. Always did, friend.

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We had the exact conversation going the other way. A friend’s neighbors married the day they met. Their parents had arranged their marriage when they were infants. We just couldn’t imagine not picking our mates, but it obviously worked for this couple. They seem VERY happy together.

Glad my parents didn’t pick my mate. YOWZA!!!!

Comment by Dee 03.30.08 @ 11:45 am

Things are very different here. We have some friends that sorta pushed John and I together, but then she was right on target. Married 12 years, I try to send her a Thank You card on our anniversary.

Comment by Sonya 03.30.08 @ 3:21 pm

Oh dear–I got married very late and was often asked why I was single, but at least I didn’t get THAT one. I hope she didn’t take it personally! I’m sure MANY people like her back!!!

Comment by Toni 03.30.08 @ 5:46 pm

I amy have been better off at one point IF my folks had chosen my partner(s). Now I am happily married to the love of my life, and my family did choose him, I had already decided I was gonna marry him, but they decided for him that we were meant to be and he admits…They were right!
Have A Nice Day 🙂

Comment by Danielle from SW MO 03.31.08 @ 6:54 am

Lovely scarf of the week!! 🙂

Comment by Toni 03.31.08 @ 8:37 am

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