Got the following email from K. yesterday:

Subject: Proof the universe is sentient

It has a sense of irony.

2/13/07. Maybe we should have avoided the 13th? Let’s blame it on my mother not paying the deposit so we had to move it from 10/6 to 10/13.

I’m thankful that it wasn’t 2/14/07. That would have just been mean. I’ll pick up copies of the decree and send them to you.

Hope you’re doing ok.

Oddly, I’m doing pretty well … got the news about 20 minutes before my weekly counselling appointment, and we talked about it. Even this morning, I’m sure it hasn’t quite completely sunk in, but there is a definite sense of relief that it’s over, albeit still with a sense of surprise at just how quickly it is to get a divorce; especially if everything is uncontested.

So now, K. and I are both free … and the test will be to see if we can maintain or rebuild our friendship outside of the marriage; for despite everything, and as much as it hurt going through this process, she is still my closest, closest friend … and I don’t want to lose her completely.