In other news, I've given myself permission to think a lot about someone else in my world. I figured long ago that I could think obsessively about someone such as that young woman at that business whom I can go on and on about as long as I did the right thing when all was said and done. So, if I can allow myself to think obsessively about someone such as that young woman, I can allow myself to think about someone who strikes me as an entirely different type. Right?
I want to emphasize that I'm not trying to rebound from any setback, perceived or genuine, that I may have experienced in regards to that young woman at that business. I associate "rebounding" with finding another love interest who will essentially take this person's place. Looking for someone to take this young woman I can go on and on about's place brings to mind the adage, "Be careful what you wish for, you might just get it." Do I really want a love interest who can take this young woman's place in every sense of the word? No. This other person doesn't rate as a love interest, yet, and she may never rate as a love interest, but I feel as if I've done enough thinking, and doing, outside the box these past twenty years that I can permit my mind to wander from that young woman at that business to someone who may or may not represent greener pastures.