Thursday, May 04, 2006

Hope in Arizona

A young beautiful girl of my acquaintance, still in high school, was all set to go to her prom. She had her gown and matching mask all picked out for this masked ball. Hope springs eternal for girls of this age, the world seems ripe with possiblity and youthful crushes are everywhere. She had a date and was going to the social event of the school year.

But then, as seems to happen so often in these chaotic times, change came into her life. The boy she was to go with decided at the last minute that he wanted to take someone else.

What did this girl do? Instead of crying that her life was over and nobody loved her enough to take her to the prom, she decided she would go without him. Her best girlfriend and her boyfriend decided to ask my acquaintance to join them on prom night.

In their best dressed fashion, the three friends had dinner and a marvelous time together. To start the evening off on a nice note, the boyfriend presented both girls with flowers.

My friends, manners are not completely dead and independent young women are blooming in the desert. Let these 3 friends give us hope for the future as we applaud them for their love and support of each other. And let us encourage them as they show the true meaning of friendship and equality, regardless of gender.


Blogger Tiresias said...

Good for her! The big loser was the guy who ditched her.

6:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jordan said...

Auntie Thursday, thank you for writing this. I think you will give other teens hope with this story.

p.s I not only got ditched once but 3 times, it's ok though, I had the time of my life.
<3 Jo

5:23 PM

10:13 PM  
Blogger Thursday Next said...

tiresias: you are so right! Those boys have no idea what they are losing out on.

My darling Jordan: you are so very welcome. You make us all proud with your spirit and independence.

Love, your Auntie Thursday

12:57 AM  
Blogger Karen M said...

Wouldn't it be refreshing if the norm became (returned to?) kids going to dances without dates?

I think it might be more fun, and the expense might become more reasonable again.

More importantly, there wouldn't be this pressure to have a date, that makes people make dates way ahead of time, even when they might have preferred going with someone else later. There's so much time later on for pairing off...

4:41 PM  
Blogger Thursday Next said...

Or going in a group? Just a group of friends going together and hanging together as they usually do.

7:56 PM  
Blogger Karen M said...

Yes, like that. In a group.

8:45 PM  

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