Thursday, June 5, 2008

the fat lady sings

Well, the paperwork is at the lawyer's and today I'll get together with her to go over everything. If all goes well - and there's no reason to think it won't - our divorce will be final in August. To prove that the cosmos has a sense of humor, these are the songs I heard on the way home from dropping everything off:


Everybody Hurts, by REM
and
It ain't over til it's over, by Lenny Kravitz


While it feels like this drama has been going on for half my life, it's hard to realize that this has all happened since the beginning of January. Man. It's been a long five months.


But oddly enough, it's another REM song that's on my brain right now:


It's the end of the world as we know it...


and I feel fine.

15 comments:

belle said...

You're telling me it's been a long five months! I think both of us should write off 2008. Hope your future is full of brightness and this is the start of something fantastic.

Maggie May said...

2008 has not been good for us, either.
I think it seems divorce can come quite quickly though. It used to take years!
Glad you are getting your life up together again now. You are a very brave lady.
I am sure you have it in you to make a go of a fresh start. And..... when one door closes .... another opens! Who knows what you will find when you walk through the new door?

Flowerpot said...

go for it RC.

laurie said...

i remember sitting at the computer and playing solitaire and listening to "everybody hurts," over and over and over and over again when it became clear that my sister was dying.

that song is extremely powerful.

Kaycie said...

The day we went to court for the last time, I wore a red suit and felt a bit of apprehension. As I stood before the judge and answered his questions about my decision, that apprehension changed to a strange kind of euphoria. It's almost over, RC. And regardless of all that went before, it will feel great just to be done with it all.

Mya said...

You feel fine? You will be fine. Roll on August, hon.

Mya x

Shubhajit said...

i am a regular reader of ur blog... u have good dark humorous style of writing..I have deep curiosity to know about ur story LA producer to nurse..

Jo Beaufoix said...

Hi lovely RC. Sorry I got so behind. I'm all caught up now. You will be fine, and maybe next time you'll get that adult relationship you described so well. i wouldn't mind that a little more too. And, hmmm, in a story of my life it would have to be someone a little ditzy who played me...like Sandra Bullock (snap) or Reese Witherspoon (though she is tiny and I am not), or even Laura Fraser who made Heath Ledgers armour in a nights tale, who David Tennant fell in love with in the BBC series of Casanova, and who is just lovely and funny and gutsy in everything she does. And my leading man would be David Tennant of course. :D

Akelamalu said...

At least you know it's going to be over, then you can start anew. x

the planet of janet said...

this too shall pass...

Altaglow said...

So it's about time for you to consider coming to visit... Any time is good and we don't need any notice... don;t you think you've procrastinated enough......

Love, Family in MASS......

Altaglow is posting this for family in Mass.

Jenn And The City said...

The only day I actually broke down and cried was the day it was over, and that was when I picked up and started living again.
It seems odd to say it, but now I appreciate that whole journey and where it took me.
Best of luck to you.

Happy in the Abyss said...

Excuse my language here, but let that fat bitch sing. Let her sing as loud as she wants. It will be a siren of better things to come. Do not look back.

FYI- While coming in to work this morning, I heard "We Can Work It Out" by The Beatles. The song is brilliant and hit a certain spot....

"try to see it my way...."

PixelPi said...

I was so depressed and weepy before my divorce was finalized...I didn't think it would ever end. And when it did end, I felt almost high, light and fluffy, knowing that not only could I keep my own name, but I never had to see the ass again. Ever.

Gee, I wish I had had the gumption to wear a red dress! Hang in there RC!

stepping over the junk said...

agh. yeah. I hear ya.