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Old 02-22-2013, 01:13 PM
hyperskeptic hyperskeptic is offline
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Default Look! There, on the ground! It's . . .

Negative Man!

I've discovered that I have a super-power: I can talk myself out of anything, given enough time.

Since my last post, I've been mulling over my crush and its prospects, weighing what I want and what I imagine - or, perhaps, what I imagine I want and what I want to imagine - against what is possible and what is likely, and against what is responsible and what is good.

The more I think about it, the smaller and cooler the flame seems to become. This morning, it's all but extinguished.

What a relief!

I still have a lot of affection for the person in question, but I can hold it at arm's length, without any particular hope or expectation.

Of course, I'll have to pay attention to my response to her, the next time I see her. She may be the equivalent of kryptonite . . .

In the mean time, I'll enjoy the calm, the detachment, of a mossy stone.
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