The Coward

12716249_10207167745586400_4874272916637831338_oWhile on vacation having a relaxing time, I received this email from a man I had one (yes, one) dinner with.

Dear Tiny,

My life is pretty good. Since you have been away I have been giving things some thought and I want to move ahead with my life and given your obligation to your work and friends I just didn’t see that happening in the near future. I am really fond of you, but I want to have a relationship with someone in which I am one of the foci* and while that may have eventually happened with us I was just not comfortable with the pace at which that was happening. I kind of want to have a girlfriend with whom (since my kids are all away) I can spend evenings and weekends and who would come away with me and who I am in touch with by phone daily when she is not around. So while I am super attracted to you I think it best for me to reluctantly move on. I hope you find everything you want in a relationship and in general.

Regards,

X

I am hopeful that 2017 will be better for all of us dear readers!

*Foci {foh-say,-kahy}

noun, plural focuses, foci

  1. a plural of focus.
  2. a central point, as of attraction, attention, or activity

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