Something I Read

Usually, when you read something it leaves you with a feeling. It may not be a good feeling BUT you feel something. I read an article in the New York Times that I saw being shared and tweeted about. It's beautifully written but by the end, I didn't know how to feel.

To give you a little background, Amy Krouse Rosenthal is an author who is battling ovarian cancer and is blessed with an amazing husband. Unfortunately, her cancer is aggressive and her fate is sealed. This article was an elegant Tinder profile for her darling husband Jason. By the end of the story, I'm not sure anyone would disagree with her, her husband is a catch. However, the circumstance of his impending singledom is what I fixated on. Maybe it was the gallows humor that left me feeling nothing. I'm not entirely sure. Of course, this is a snapshot into their life and not the entire story.

I guess what was missing to me was how was he handling this, I'm sure he is not planning his first date post wife's death but the story felt incomplete. I understand her desire to see her husband off and ensure that he is taken care of. I get that, I just, it's hard for me to think about having that particular conversation when there is just so much more that could be said before your time is up. Maybe I'm totally off-base.

Have you read this? What did you think? -C