A Simile, an Aphorism, and a Blurb
When my daughter Carri was growing up, I was sometimes called upon to try to mend a broken heart, or to at least make the pain more bearable until, with time, the heart could heal. What follows is far from perfect, but sometimes it helps.
1) [the simile] Boys are like streetcars; there's another one along every few minutes.
2) [the aphorism] When all's said and done, it only takes ONE good one.
3) [the blurb] Everyone has heard the humorous saying, "To find your handsome prince, you have to kiss a lot of frogs." Real life has a very unsettling inversion of this situation: after being kissed several times, sometimes a handsome prince turns back into a frog.
When this happens, see 1) and 2) above, and remember that before too long, a handsome prince will arrive who, when kissed many times, will trigger a still, small but insistent voice that says, "This is the young man with whom I want to
o share my life
o have my children and
o grow marvelously, wonderfully old."
Marry this one.