One of today's headlines is Madonna and husband Guy, after 8 years of marriage, are preparing to go their separate ways...in Fall '09.
What?! Their fans need some 18 months to mentally prepare themselves for this celeb couple's split? Or perhaps this couple came to this offbeat decision by checking their Blackberries...
"No, Guy. Next month isn't good -- the kids are off with me to visit my dad. I don't want to upset them."
"Madonna, summer isn't a good time. You know that. I play a lot of rugby and do horse wrangling -- I don't have time to make appts. with legal counsel."
"Guy, this fall isn't good. I'm hanging in Hollywood with my Kabbalah pals for the High Holidays. If we try to tackle divorce then, my soul won't be pure for the New Year."
"Madonna, I'm shooting a film from December '08 through June '09 on Malta. I'll be unavailable for legal consults."
"Guy, I think we're both clear for Fall 2009. That should give our fans enough time to mentally prepare themselves for our split..."
And on a similar note...
I was on the Yeshiva World website, which I find interesting. I'm not up on all the Yeshivish lingo that can be found in the comments, but I'm learning.
Once in a while they feature letters from the YW mailbag -- and these make for countless comments.
I've read open forum letters about THE SHIDDUCH CRISIS.
Last night there was an open forum letter about THE DIVORCE CRISIS.
What?! First there are not enough guys to match up with girls and girls to match up with guys because of all the predetermined wants/needs/have-to-haves. And now there are too many has-beens floating out there?
The theories readers offer as to why there is a divorce crisis in the yeshivish world is interesting. The theories readers offer as to why there is a shidduch crisis in the yeshivish world is interesting.
Mazel. Mazel. Mazel. Hard work. Hard work. Hard work.
That's what it takes to find a partner...hopefully a life partner.
Guess Guy and Madonna will be adding to the "crisis."