In the television series, Star Trek, a crew member usually wore a red shirt. When an away (from the ship) mission was organized to explore new worlds, watchers knew the unnamed character who wore the low-ranking uniform of the red shirt would likely be the one who died.
The red shirt, in literature, movies, and television, has become synonymous with the disposable character of a story line.
Red hearts, roses, chocolate, and jewelry.
Many married couples, though, eventually agree not to spend money on one another at this time, and family responsibilities mean the romance may be replaced with daily cares. We may feel “love” is no longer a meaningful word in our relationship.
Below is part of an essay I wrote many years ago for a marriage counseling course. It’s not academic, and is a bit of a longer read, but I think you’ll enjoy it, and trust you will never again look at your toothbrush the same way.
When Love Leaves, Brush Your Teeth.
The first post on a blog by Marnie – who would have thought?!
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The calling of my life is to write. The desire of my heart is to write. The sanity of my days is to write. But what writing to share? Sharing what I write is invigorating, and frightening. Yet I finally begin…