The Things We Experience

November 24, 2011 at 4:58 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

It’s kind of a funny thing to realize how different one’s own life can be from those around you. There are a lot of people who have spent their entire adult lives in romantic relationships. Spent time together, felt romantic love for each other, engaged in all the subtle and not-so-subtle trappings of a romantic life. Sometimes, I am envious of this.

I was thinking today. You know, I never thought about it, but I have realized that I’ve never really experienced that kind of thing. There was a girlfriend, once. Religious complications lead to that ending in a manner I wish it hadn’t. There is this realm of experience that is so common to those around me that is completely alien to me. It’s very strange. What do you do with that? How well can I understand people without that experience? This is a legitimate question. I’m not sure it bothers me particularly. Romance is a mixed bag. It is wonderful, and often the good outweighs the bad, but it is foolish to see it without considering the bad.

I worry, too, about my ability to handle such a thing. I have trouble with things that are incredibly easy for most people. To me, they can be almost impossible. I am concerned that should I engage in such a relationship, it will go poorly because of this.

Either way, thus far I enjoy what I can. The friendships I develop I cherish. It is very easy to forget just how much we have. One mustn’t be neglectful of the good things in life.

Also: this is not a thanksgiving day message. It isn’t thanksgiving in canada. I’m just being generically introspective.

PS: Hooting morons near me in this building. Please do shut up. Or go to a pub, where the other patrons are sufficiently intoxicated not to care about your primate impressions.


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