What if monogamy is simply an artificial construct agreed upon by two people--or a culture or society--whose sole purpose is to satisfy the Ego's desire to "feel special"?

Aren't I special no matter whom I promise to sleep with? Is my special nature defined by who wants to spend time in my life? Am I no longer "special" now that I'm not married?

Any sailor can tell you that a perfectly sound hull still leaks. Unfortunately, there's no bilge pump for broken hearts. My teacher said the closest thing to pitch and pail is chanting.

Om ka ka kabe san ma e sowa ka...