Thursday, March 9, 2017

I fielded questions about being single and childless

Thursday, March 9, 2017

It’s been a while since the last time I fielded questions about being single and childless despite my age. I am surprised at how I handled all of it. Instead of being defensive about it, I shrugged off their questions with some glib I-couldn’t-care-less nonchalance that any single girl who’d been asked the same question would be proud of. Rather than give them a rational explanation that they refuse to understand anyway, I merely smiled. I could have told them that I do not need a man to define, complete, watch over, or rescue me, but I said nothing.

A 39-year old woman who lives a full, happy life even without a husband or a child apparently astonishes some people. The fact that they are still astonished is even more astonishing.


d_d_d said...

Despite centuries of seeing that life can be lived in a multitude of ways, many prefer the constraints of norms and traditions.

Angeli said...

@d-d-d, you are so right. :)

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