Friday, July 16, 2010
July 4th was met with celebration of the founding of this great country's birth as well as day 1 of a fast for me. a very special fast.
I began a 40 day fast from asking girls on first dates.
Now aside from there being obvious loopholes (you can set me up and i can ask girls with whom i have already been on dates...but let's be honest, if i haven't been able to get a date for the previous 40 days (and the previous and the previous)--i don't really find that aspect much for prospecting), it is a fast of moderately paralleled proportions (+2 for alliteration).
It is a Jesus fast.
He fasted 40 days from food.
I shall fast 40 days from asking girls on first dates.
He had a beard.
I am trying to grow a mustache.
He was tempted by Satan.
I am hoping to be tempted by some seemingly unassuming sassyfrass (i'm not even sure how to score that one).
But here is what i do know: the purpose of a fast is to cleanse.
Perhaps this cleansing will give me a fresher perspective on dating. It will allow me to take a step back from the branch to perhaps, if not see the entire orchard, at least gain a better perspective of the tree.
After all, if the same tree always yields bitter fruit, i don't think it is the tree that is the fool at all. Maybe instead of taking the apple from the outstretched hand, i should grow my own (and no...i'm not saying i'm going to start picking up on freshman...although i'm also saying i'm not NOT going to)