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Strange Relations
« on: October 10, 2015, 06:04:12 am »
Tonight I came across the obituary of a person whom I never met and I never knew.

Even though we had no connection in life, the impact of his death reached me through a series of chance (?) events. Like ripples on a pond, like links on a chain. Without ever intending it, he permanently altered the context of all my future romantic relationships. (Thanks.)

The comments on the obituary page are breaking my heart. Itís weird to read them - to feel so involved and yet uninvolved at the same time. Iím reading the private diary of my lover and discovering a portion of their inner life that utterly excludes me.

I cried. For lots of reasons. Itís complicated. Partly because I felt so sad that I couldnít help them, either the living or the dead. They have this monumental, world-bridging connection, and Iím just some transient observer in it all. Partly because now that I know more fully, it doesnít matter at all.

So I float away, silently, like Iím the ghost.
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Re: Strange Relations
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2015, 06:21:50 am »
This was pretty raw for me, I never intended to be a piece of "good writing" - just a way to share and process my feelings. I can try to explain the context of this piece if you guys want; I can't tell if it's confusing without it.
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Re: Strange Relations
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2015, 06:40:52 am »
I'm interested in hearing more about this.
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Re: Strange Relations
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2015, 08:58:12 pm »
I found this to be an interesting read.
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Re: Strange Relations
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2015, 05:53:27 pm »
Yes, interesting. I'd like to hear more, maybe some unpacking of why it had the effect on you that it did.
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Re: Strange Relations
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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2015, 01:12:27 pm »

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Re: Strange Relations
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2015, 01:34:58 pm »
Weird, they dont normally get through the registration process (custom am I human check).
Something I'll have to keep an eye on.
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Re: Strange Relations
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2015, 01:37:24 pm »
Nice edit, btw.

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Re: Strange Relations
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2016, 01:11:25 pm »
It was that or goatse
Is that why you won't let it see you, why you can't bear the gaze? Because you've done terrible things.
Then there are the transgressions you never even knew you committed, those are the worst because those you can never forget, all you can do is suspect.