A Good Day
August 12, 2011, a little after noon, and I receive formal notice that since the 28th day of July, 2011, I have been divorced, putting an end to a horrible relationship which, but for my three sons, I would have labeled a horrible mistake. My sons are so great a boon though that I must at least qualify the relationship as an even trade.
Still, one wonders at what kind of person not only betrays her husband with his brother, begs and receives forgiveness and pity then rewards it by stealing a life’s worth of efforts, destroying what she couldn’t steal, and then, to add to her perfidy, robs her own children: hopefully a person that has collected the bad luck and ill will of many lifetimes and now dispels it. I wish I could bring myself to ask the divine to have mercy on her soul but that would be hypocritical.
After more than a quarter century, today, I find myself liberated, hopefully any and all curses lifted, a good day!
 © Guillermo Calvo Mahé; Manizales, 2011; all rights reserved