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Decisions, decisions.
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A movie on TV the other night. Joe and his finace, Lucy, are having problems. She says in a voice-over that she’s fallen out of love with Joe, but doesn’t have the courage to break off the engagement right now. Joe senses there’s something really wrong, but he avoids talking to her about it.

So the pair go with friends to a lake for a picnic. Joe dives off the dock into shallow water, breaks his neck. When he comes out of a coma, he’s paralyzed from the neck down.

Lucy faces some big questions. Should she go forward with the planned wedding, even though Joe will never walk or make love to her ever again? Or should she break it off, as she’d planned?

Finally, Lucy decides. She says good bye to Joe and heads for New York. She finds an apartment, and a job, and a handsome lover. A really, really NICE guy. She’s free!

But then, wait. She’s not. After her visit back to her home town to attend another friend’s wedding, and after some long conversations with Joe in his wheelchair, Lucy finally decides that she has to give up her nice-guy lover in New York, and stick with Joe after all.

So tell me, LJ friends. Did Lucy make the right decision?


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Idunno... not knowing them, personally, I couldn't forumlate an expert opinion... (;


Given what I've got, I think she really didn't have to, unless she realized that, deep down, she really loved him. After all, she was going to break off the engagement, when he was perfectly healthy and fully functional.

However, if she hadn't gone back, would everyone continue to see her as a heartless bitch who left her finace to languish because he was no better than a wet noodle?

Would she have gone back to him if he hadn't had the accident? Would she have even broken up with him in the first place, and instead stayed with him and remained unhappy? Was this one of those unfortunate events that were "meant" to happen to bring two people together... at great expense to one of them?


Hmmm, I overthink things, don't I? Perhaps this is why I am staring spinsterhood in the face... (;

Hey, I've been staring hermit-hood in the face for the past six years and I'm here to tell you it's not that bad. I wake up when I please, I go to bed when I please, and I sure as hell don't have to share the remote. I decide what to watch, and when, or not at all. I decide what to eat, and when. The toilet paper roll position is not an issue, because the toilet paper roll resides unencumbered in the bowl of the bidet (WTF is that???) beside the toilet. I piss in the toilet with the seat down or up, I don't care. And sometimes I piss in the sink, just because there is nobody around to tell me that I shouldn't. I live in my head. There's nobody else in there to contradict me. Ha!

...the toilet paper roll resides unencumbered in the bowl of the bidet...

My friend always had a houseplant in his. (Well, when he wasn't using it as a towel hamper.)

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