I met the opposite of me on a scenic walk yesterday. She grew up in the same Jersey suburb, went to the same high school, has the same primary care doctor, is the same age and is also Jewish. But from this similar environmental stock, came a woman who loves all forms of athletics, married immediately post college, has three grown up children, never particularly worked and is a new divorcee. Subtract those characteristics and you have a demographic of me.
Give us both credit for trying to keep up a conversation that made us both uncomfortable because it consisted of voiced and silent judgments on each other particularly around the topic of marriage. Her good-bye was”see you around.” Around where?

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