Friday, June 06, 2008

There was an old man in a yurt....

This astounds, baffles, and exasperates me. A girl agrees to tie herself to a man two decades older than she is with a 15 foot rope, live a celibate life with him forever (in a YURT no less) and people are flocking to her for relationship advice?

Shouldn't there be some point at which we look at the people we're seeking counsel from and think, "Do I really want to end up where s/he is?" How many of us want to end up tied to an old guy in a yurt???

I wonder if this is where my parents thought I was headed, all those times I came home and explained how they needed to spread salt around their house to absorb any negative energy, lest they suffer harm when Mercury came into retrograde?

At the very least, spiritual exploration gives you funny stories to share at cocktail parties. You know, once you've left the yurt and vaccummed up all the loose salt from your parents' living room...

:)

15 comments:

Anissa said...

Blows my mind. Seriously. What?

Sarakastic said...

This is the first time I've said the word yurt, but it won't be the last...

Vanessa said...

Ha! I actually about ten years ago wanted a vacation yurt of my own. No one knew what a yurt was when I tried to explain this desire. No old guys ever entered the equation though!

Since you brought it up, I used to do the sea salt too, but am now using a smokeless sage until June 19 when Mercury turns direct. Crazy times those Mercury retrogrades!

rhinocerosrunning said...

I'm more intrigued with the fact that you really told your parents they needed to spread salt around? Um, THAT's funny--I'd love to know what their reaction was?

Angela said...

Wow, how on earth can people live like that?

JenKneeBee said...

Uh... super weird. I can't even fathom this.

Mary said...

Thank goodness I'm not the only person who was completely disgusted when she read this article! (Maybe I should email you my comments about NYTimes articles in the future!)

L Sass said...

I think this is the weirdest thing I've ever heard! AS is nice, but I'm not going to lie, I REALLY like to be apart from him. To me, this is not romantic at all!

Surfergrrl said...

I had never heard of the word, yurt before. so i imagine girls night out wouldn't be much fun with her. ha ha. it takes all kinds I guess...

kim said...

great post! You, are funny.

keri mikulski :) said...

What???

ashley said...

Holy Crap. And it says that their number of followers is increasing. You can't be serious.

Paige Jennifer said...

Color me judgmental but that is just insanely wrong. Although it does prove one thing - there's someone out there for everyone.

LEstes65 said...

Yah...um...ok.

Barrie said...

It can be kind of embarrassing when you look back at the various stages you've gone through...

Yurt is just one of those words you want to say over and over. :)