What I wrote to Craigslist
December 12, 2004
Yes, sometimes I write to craigslist. This time I wrote just to say I was down and some people wrote back. Here it is:
Title: (women seeking men) I am bummed (this is actually just a rant – sorry)
I’m not sure why this is such a down time for me, but I’ve noticed that whenever I focus on finding romance I get down, because it’s just not one of those goals I can work towards and then predictably achieve. Sheesh. This is a tough one. I need to put myself in social situations so that I can meet my honey, but I can’t make it one of my goals that I focus on or it’s just depressing! hmmm.
Alright, I’m giving up on dating for awhile. I feel so much better when I do. Here is a site I just inadvertently surfed to which prompted this post: http://www.divorceinfo.com/divorcestinks.htm. I’ve never been divorced, and REALLY hope never to get divorced- breaking up hurts about as much as I want to hurt. Oy. So, the site reminded me that it’s good to be picky.
Like I said, this is just a rant, so don’t write. (If you send truly encouraging words, I will silently thank you.) I don’t think I’ll be writing or looking on
craigslist for awhile. Good look to all ya’ll.
People wrote back, here a couple excerpts:
I am so hearing what you are saying here…I have never tried to find the love of my heart on the net and then when I start looking it seems to always go nowhere…..
getting out to meet the one, yes, this is it..I have adjusted my Feng Shui to help, so we will just have to wait and see. but like you said when you say to yourself, I am not looking to meet you now I so do not have time and or the desire to feel the lonely and empty parts of me. so I stay busy telling myself that it will all happen in time, when the time is right. …”
“good luck to u yeah u might have what i have seasonal disorder keep-kickin-it-baby 420/24/7/365 PEACE”
Thanks nice craigslist people! Just as a side note: Have you noticed how much more confessional my posts have gotten! This must be a side-effect of writing blogs. I now have the audience I secretly imagined as I wrote in my actual paper journal. Let me know if I’m going overboard and just being too outrageously or, worse, annoyingly revealing. I will post art again! I’m just at the tail end of the semester and haven’t created any art lately. I am dreaming of a fresh drawing pad for Christmas and then I will draw in long meetings and on nice days in the park and will post it here and my page will once again (once again?) be full of beautiful and simple art, unhampered by words.