#52snapshots 2022 | Week 14, Excuses

Week 14 requests a list of excuses made as a kid and then on to and through adulthood. We could write about one of these excuses or write about them all. As I drafted my list, I thought about the excuse I made for marrying the man I did thirty-five years ago. I knew I was making a mistake. But now for the life of me, I can’t remember what I said. Was my excuse, “I was temporarily insane?” Because all signs indicated this man was an incredibly poor choice for me.

My mother and I at the Jade Fountain at my surprise bridal shower, 1987

As I wrote, I used the various excuses on my list: I didn’t hear you, I didn’t see you, I don’t remember. I literally wore rose-colored glasses, and that would make a great excuse. Even this photo makes it look like I’m giving some kind of explanation or excuse, as if to say, “I know, Ma. But I’m turning 30 and he’s Jewish.”

What excuses have you used?

About Barbara Krasner

History writer and award-winning author Barbara Krasner writes Jewish-themed poetry, articles, nonfiction books, and novels for children and adults.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.