She went to dinner in a pretentious bistro
with all good intentions
but everything about the place
did nothing more than stifle her further.
she chose later
not to attend the concert of a man she'd been in love with for decades. decades, until she discovered he was still married to is old wife and now had new progeny with another.
she stayed home knowing he still loves her.

it is unfair to be stuck in a sleepy little kingdom surrounded by such ridiculous prospects.