709. What Goes Around Comes Around


709. An hour ago, life had been so sweet. Now, the sugar was gone. He loved a woman. She was the most wonderful woman he had ever met. He had sat in pottery class with her. He had asked her out for coffee. She had accepted. He had asked her out for dinner. She had accepted. He had asked her out to a movie. She had accepted. They went to concerts. They went to clubs. They went to Brighton Beach. They went to Prospect Park. They went to Junior's to enjoy its famous cheesecake. They held hands everywhere they went. Finally he asked her the big question. He asked her to marry him. She said no. She said she wasn't ready to settle down. She said she wasn't ready to get married. "It's not you," she said. "It's me." He knew better. He'd said those very words to his last girlfriend. 1.6

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