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Monica Bielanko
A chronicle since 2005 of my marriage & move to Brooklyn in my twenties; becoming a mother in my thirties; moving to Pennsylvania and learning to amicably coparent after divorce in my forties while living 3 doors down from my ex-husband in a small country town.
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Tuesday
Mar212006

Dinner Party Dynamics



This is a true story:

Green has a crush on Red and although they've exchanged bodily fluids, Red harbors not-so-secret feelings for Black. Black belongs to Orange, as much as he can ever really belong to another. Orange is very aware of the other color that longs for her lover, but Orange is not worried. She knows Orange and Black go together, like Halloween and it's two-tone pallete.

Green is roommates with Blue who pines in a sarcastically serious way for Yellow. Yellow is best friends with Orange and also happened to hook up with Red one drunken night. Black is related to Silver who once shared hot summer kisses with Yellow but is now betrothed to Purple.

The lush colors shimmer luminously, lending an ethereal beauty to the otherwise dark night. They are strange and lovely, painting each other with broad, textured strokes. Somehow, despite the risk of mixing and muddling into an offensively ugly brown, they manage to remain individual and refined. Magically complimenting each other like the hues of a rainbow during a storm. The storm of life.

Reader Comments (20)

If I'm not mistaken, if you follow the colors, there is hot lesbian action there. Wow, where are your dinner parties? Melrose Place?
March 21, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJib
Wow, that was fast. Yes, there are a few carefully placed pronouns that may help you deduce whatever it is you might try to deduce.
March 21, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMonica
Oh, this is GOOD, TGH. Very "Jeux sans frontieres." And the pallette image is perfect!

[So tell me: What DOES rhyme with you, anyway??]
March 21, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterWry Bri
My favorite color can be found in the 'things i love' section...
March 21, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMonica
Interesting......I think I know, but there's one color that I'm not sure of. That would be green.
March 21, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterFiabug
Oh shit. I'm sitting here with a list of colors, trying to match the names. Am I a nerd? Wait though! If you're purple, you hang out with a girl your husband hooked up with?
March 21, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterGemma
Sure do. She's turned into one of my best friends. Strange how life works, aint it?
March 21, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMonica
Think I figured out green. Boy, what you can find on the internet. HA HA!
March 21, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterFiabug
well now I can figure girl on girl action (yesss!) but I can't figure out which color is with which although to my chagrin, you aren't involved (damn). So really I don't care because I don't know anyone else.
March 21, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJib
You are a bigger person than I. I'd want to scratch her eyes out, not be best friends.
March 21, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterGemma
tips on Red?
March 21, 2006 | Unregistered Commenteralmost white
Wow!
That's a whole season of the sitcom.
Bravo!
this twisted my brain. and then all i could think was purple...purple rain...prince...new prince record...black...black sweat...

this is why i don't paint, i guess.
March 21, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterkasey
That's right new Prince did come out today.

I'm polka dots or stripes. :)
March 21, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterFiabug
Life can be messy. Sometimes, we find ourselves attracted to the people who are off limits.
But that's what makes life exciting. The mixing, the mingling and the strange connections we make along the way. I love this post. It made me think about my own gatherings and who feels what for whom.
March 22, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterSloopy
I'm white, which is the absence of color. I wasn't invited to the party.

Great post, Monica!
March 22, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterStFarmer
Hmmmmm..."and we were all yellow..."

Thank you for not scratching my eyes out, Monica.

However, I think everyone owes us a "thank you" for 12 rounds of half-naked mud wrestling we engaged in when we first met.
March 22, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterYellow
No, no.. Thank YOU for not scratching MY eyes out.
March 22, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMonica
Good lord, this lurid grouping is like fucking Melrose Place! Jesus H. Christ!

However, I am very glad that all seem to be holding their own in such tight quarters.

March 22, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterZoe Strauss
I was born color blind, so I have no idea what the hell y'all are talking about.
March 22, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterbob

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