this story is ostentsibly about a new line of greeting cards for adulterous lovers..
but the delight in the story is the repetition of a line from flauberts’ book madame bovary..
in describing what invariably happens to those who choose to escape the humdrum nature of longterm relationships by seeking their excitement by having lovers/affairs..
in describing the dying flames of passion/growing sense of dismay, in his heroine, we are told she “..rediscovered in adultery all the platitudes of marriage..”.
now, ain’t that the truth…
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