01/02/2013 11:31 am ET

Sleeping Alone

I’ve been married twice. There. I said it. We’ll talk about that some other time, but I woke up this morning, and lying (alone) in bed in the chilly dark room, I was reminded of something my mother said to me during a lull in the reception at my first wedding. We were sitting on the stairs leading to one of the side rooms at the club where the party took place. Weary from dancing, and greeting people, and the general events of the day, I commented that I was looking forward to going to bed. She said to me “…well, you’re a married woman now. You’ll never look at sleeping alone the same way again…”

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