when u living in a surreal nightmare world and bae leaves you to take care of your monster baby by yourself
Falling for someone predominantly based on their aesthetic appeal is the simple route. It satisfies immediate urges and biological instincts, and saves you the trouble of having to delve deeply into your own psyche to explore what it is you truly want and need in a partner as well as what you have to give. It also makes it easier to walk away when the attraction has run its course, knowing that another pretty face will come along.
But if it’s the other person’s brain and spirit that send your synapses into overload, traversing the pathway to love becomes much more complicated. Those connections are rare and nearly impossible to forget. It’s like staring into the sun — once you’ve seen the light inside them, their image is burned into your mind’s eye. And with it comes a powerful need for what they have to offer — laughter, understanding, companionship. They make you better simply by being near. You can’t quite remember how life was before you met them, and you can’t imagine a future without them.
As the feelings grow, so does the attraction until their unique beauty eclipses all others. But this time, you can’t just walk away.
Let this be the chronicle of my descent into inescapable poverty and obscurity, because I chose to…
Painfully average looking with a great sense of humor and always down to get drunk
This story was published in the Sept. 16, 1913, edition of The New York Evening World.