Monday, August 4, 2008

The Best Revenge

Monday, August 4, 2008

Last night I got a call from a person from the past, the man who used to be the center of my universe. During our unpleasantly protracted conversation, as he was trying to guilt-trip me into taking him back, a particular line from Seinfeld, the “show about nothing”, flashed into my mind:

Living well is the best revenge.”

Despite all the welts and bruises he inflicted on me throughout the length our relationship and all the B.S. I had to put up with, I did not attempt to strike back or retaliate in kind. I could have sought retribution yet I simply retreated in silence while trying to pull myself together. But I got my vengeance after all. Seeing that I am now living well is killing him. Realizing that he was never able to make me happy as I am now pains him.

I am now in a loving and mutually supportive relationship with a good man--totally unlike what I had with him. That is my revenge.

4 comments:

ninaparton said...

PRECISELY! i remember from another life, someone making the same offer. "just give up your man - NOW, and i'll take you 'back'" words from the desperate???

Anonymous said...

Did you fall in love for the first time again? :)

Angeli said...

to nina: so he's willing to take you back, huh? should he not be pleading you to take HIM back, instead? :)

to anonymous: i think it's more like falling in love for the last time, not for the first. he's a keeper. :)

witsandnuts said...

That's right, silence and living to the fullest are means of sweet revenge. =)

 
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