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  • Yo, 'cho. Was thinking of you last week as I drove through the Palouse. Took the kids to Yellowstone and decided to divert through Pullman to visit the alma mater. Pity about all the smoke, but it was still a pretty drive.
    Love is simply a chemical reaction evolved from the need to propagate the species, eventually morphing into a dried-out husk, kept afloat through legal fine print and Hallmark cards.
    It's a weird feeling when one of my oldest friends, who will soon be a new dad and who knows about my AB side, sends me a link to their baby registry. It's that uncomfortable "did he think about me and my knowledge of these items when sending the list, and will my gifts be over analyzed?"
    ElPulpo
    ElPulpo
    I suggest not to worry too much about it. If, as an old friend, he knows about you and your AB side, I suppose he should be aware of the distinction between your private life and your relation to real-life babies.
    Don't force that distinction unto him now, though, as that might raise suspiscion.
    onecho
    onecho
    No worries there. I simply purchased them a gift and congratulated them.
    I don’t understand the thought process that wanting to be alone is a sign of depression. I’ve never been more depressed than when I’m in a relationship and always have to stay attuned to their needs, mood, and so on. It’s freaking exhausting and kills the wonder I want to see in the world.
    I’m starting to believe that the only form of unconditional love is between a parent and their child. I don’t think it can exist between adults; there’s always an “...or else we’re through” clause. Maybe that’s how it’s supposed to be; after all, the law sees marriage as simply a binding contract. I broke that contract twice; I never will sign one again. It’s not worth it.
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    Sapphyre
    Sapphyre
    Very much so... my parents were among my greatest detractors and enemies in life. I'm actually surprised at how often parental relations are held in esteem. o.o
    I'm curious what you suspect is the enabling factor for unconditional love, though?
    onecho
    onecho
    @Sapphyre I’ve wondered that my whole life. It’s something I’ve never felt, but, in my best estimation, it can’t be described in words. It carries it’s own language and is simply felt. I think if we were to find the ‘formula’, it would lose meaning and fall prey to the bludgeoning forces of society. It’s purity is so powerful, but oft so hard to find. It simply is; that’s why it’s amazing.
    BobbiSueEllen
    BobbiSueEllen
    Marriage, once a religious rite, has been so bastardized by law that it has, indeed, been reduced to a mere economic/business compact...a merging of assets and an assignment of roles ending with dividing of the assets. Real love has no such constraints. Legal marriage is obsolete.
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    If the genre of music known as ‘shoegaze’ ever created a lullaby, this would be it. Sit in a quiet room, lights off, and let your mind wander:
    I’m gonna be honest: I’m having a very hard time aging gracefully. It depresses me endlessly. It’s hard looking forward to anything in the future when your best days - the ones you long for - are only slipping further into the past.
    Pro tip: order your burrito ‘wet’. It basically changes it into a Canada-sized enchilada. Transcendent. (And no, it’s not a euphemism.)
    Scratching at the grey maw of winter’s tide lie vestiges of yesteryear, glimpses of unfettered joy; borne to no one but an outstretched hand, helpless to cloister, resigned to ether, claimed to none, left to languish in regret.
    In the insanity of today, I think us cynical types often forget how amazing the world is thanks to science. I bought a book about the history of East Germany. The pictures enough were amazing, but thanks to Google Translate, I can use the camera on my phone, wave it over the pages, and it freaking translates it to English. Holy crap!
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