Saturday, March 05, 2011

The girl said yeah, smiled, and he smiled back

Check out this amazing take on being divorced from season one of Louie C.K.'s TV series "Louie." I couldn't have said it better myself*.

It's not fun to be single at 41. I was married for ten years. I'm divorced, I've got two children. It's hard to start again after a marriage. It's hard to really, like, look at somebody and go "Hey, maybe something nice will happen."

You just don't.

I know too much about life to have any optimism because I know even if it's nice it's going to lead to shit. I know that if you smile at somebody and they smile back, you've just decided that something shitty is going to happen.

You might have a nice couple of dates, but then she'll stop calling you back and that'll feel shitty.

Or, you'll date for a long time and then she'll have sex with one of your friends, or you will with one of hers, and that'll be shitty.

Or, you'll get married and it won't work out, and you'll get divorced and split your friends and money, and that's horrible.

Or, you'll meet the perfect person who you love infinitely, and you even argue well, and you grow together, and you have children, and then you get old together. And then she's gonna' die.

That's the best case scenario is that you're gonna' lose your best friend.

*Really, I couldn't. If I could, I'd be a successful comedian living in New York.


Lindsay Logic said...


Amber said...

lol i know the feeling... my latest idea is just to become completely selfish and self-involved, become fabulously rich and spoil myself constantly to fill the void - it sounds pretty good to me at least ;>

Kymical Reactions said...

the thing about relationships is that there's always going to be shit to put up with. You just find someone who's shit you're used to, and willing to put up with.

Bill From Gainesville said...

That is so freaking insightful

Lightning Strikes said...

I had a guy come into my work who said that when his wife died...he couldn't even think about dating because he was in his 30's had 3 kids and every time he saw someone he thought was attractive, they were younger or weren't interested because he had kids, or they turned out to be crazy. So he gave up for a while, and is now engaged to an awesome girl who teaches elementary and she loves his kids....Anyway it can happen :D said...

This is why I waited til I was 40 to get married. I figure that by the time I start to get sick of him I'll be too old to care!

Lillie said...

Thanks Louis CK-- that's really fucking depressing and not funny at all!

Lillie said...

I am in A MOOD right now.