I UNDERSTAND NOW THAT WE WERE SIMPLY RAISED IN TWO VERY DIFFERENT WAYS, TO EXPECT DIFFERENT FUTURES. LOVE CAN BE AN OVERWHELMING AND POWERFUL THING, BUT THERE IS NO COMPETING WITH THE LESSONS AND ATTITUDES THAT WE TAKE IN DURING OUR CHILDHOOD. WET CLAY, THAT’S ALL WE ARE AT FIRST, TO BE IMPRINTED, SHAPED, HARDENED IN THE FIRES OF ADOLESCENCE. WHO WE ARE AS TEENAGERS IS SADLY MOST OF WHO WE WILL BE AS ADULTS. TASTES AND BELIEFS WILL CHANGE, BUT THE WAY WE REACT TO, OR INTERACT WITH, THE WORLD AROUND US, OUR CORE CONCEPTS OF WORK AND REWARD, FORGIVENESS AND ACCEPTANCE, ARE SUNK DEEP AND SPREAD WIDE. I COULD HAVE BEEN GOOD TO HER. I KNOW THAT. I MADE HER TRULY HAPPY AT TIMES. BUT EVERY COUPLE MUST EVENTUALLY COME UP FOR AIR AND LIVE TOGETHER IN THE LARGER WORLD AROUND THEM. OUR PATHS THROUGH THAT WORLD WERE NEVER GOING TO BE ALIGNED. THEY WERE ONLY MEANT TO INTERSECT BRIEFLY. IT’S A SHAME.
That’s kind of like why me and Tim broke up. He was a huuuuuuuuge jerk and he slept with my friend who isn’t my friend anymore and I hope he dies. Because he sucks.
I DON’T THINK THERE’S NECESSARILY A PARALLEL GOING ON THERE.
Sure there is, and it’s that Tim’s a shithead. Let’s go set his car on fire.
ON THAT NOTE, I’VE BEEN MEANING TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT YOUR DAY DRINKING.