Dictionary.com defines 'unrequited' as an adjective meaning not returned or reciprocated (as in love). I am about to share with you my first and so far only negative thing that I have to say about my new locale. I love Idaho, I love my new little town and I love most of the people in it. Starting to get the feeling they don't feel the same way 'bout me. Can you even imagine it?
I mean everyone is nice enough, at least on the surface, but as spring starts to set in and I break out my colorful spring wardrobe that consists of bright colors and loud floral prints, it becomes more and more obvious that I am different. Like a wild growing flower among the sagebrush. I love Darling Husband so much when he says things like this to me.
He explains to me that it will take people a while to adjust because here the men tend to be particularly controlling and the women walk around with their eyes downcast. I'm the opposite of that and some people find it threatening. Apparently all the men want to do me and all the women want to be me. Seriously, you've no idea how hard I'm laughing at that idea.
The reason that I find that idea so amusing is that every woman I know (or knew previous to the move) is just like me. Large personality, eyes up, tits out, and we speak our minds to whomever happens to be in earshot, we make decisions about our daily lives and our children and we if you don't like it fuck off already. In Carolina, I was just another woman, timid by comparison to some of my friends.
Apparently by Idaho standards then, we would all be lacking in the proper social graces, clueless about our appropriate 'place' in our marriages and entirely too headstrong. I'm so fortunate that Darling Husband wouldn't have me any other way, wild and untamed (who knew? certainly not me). He loves that I have opinions and know my own mind. He loves that I wear makeup and apparently here have the ability to make a statement without saying a word. I just hope that my neighbors will become my friends soon and return some of the hospitality and friendship we are trying to put out there.
Anyway, I'll adjust. Signed your wild growing, emotionally unhousebroken, opinionated, flower. Maybe you should call me Audrey. LOLOLOL