If you follow #stateofthelil, then you may recall my adventures in dating. One of my posts was called I Can't Win for Losing. I was contacted by endless romanti-scammers, the Holo guy, the "Cleanse Yourself" guy, the disgraced doctor, and twice by my ex-husband. I was even told by someone that I wasn't "materialistic enough."
To discourage everyone, I made my profile as impenetrable as the thick vines that grew around the castle where Sleeping Beauty zoned out for 100 years.
Only a true prince could manage to read my dating website profile.
Instead of talking about my career, trips, my favourite "books, movies, tv shows, music, and food," I wrote philosophical statements like this:
- Philosopher, Richard Rubenstein, said, "We stand in a cold, silent, unfeeling cosmos unaided by any purposeful power beyond our own resources."
The cold silent cosmos - is that where we stand - unaided by any power beyond our own resources?
I'm inclined to agree with him, but I also think that our own resources are extensive, untapped, and mysterious and include resources for togetherness, cooperation, mercy, justice, and revelation.
At the bottom of my profile, I put:
- Contact me
-- if you are wise and thoughtful and yet believe, as I do, that we know very little and control even less; and
-- you suspect that if the universe can create someone as unique as you, the universe can also create someone for you.
Then I tapped into the psychic paging system.