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Rationalizing the NumeratorRelationships in this modern world seem to be a short lived thing, not usually lasting more than a few months, with true love becoming rarer and rarer. Why is it so? Our generation is a rash one, running into things headlong without giving it a second thought. But ah, is not love just the need to be held by someone, to be with them? While that may be true, to make a relationship work, a rational aspect has to be present as well. The irrational elements to avoid are radically changing yourself, unrealistic expectations and a belief that it will all just work without any effort.
While in a relationship, one has to change themselves to fit with the other party. It’s normal, as it would be impossible for differences to not exist between people, and overcoming these differences will make the relationship more stable. However, there are certain traits about yourself that just makes you, you. These qualities are a fundamental part of yourself, and if they are required to change,
Habitual ObsessionOld habits die hard
But maybe they didn't really die.
Maybe I just ran from them for long enough
I thought they were dead.
And I slowed down,
I took a breath,
And they're right back again.
Staring me in the face,
But you won't notice they're back.
Each time 'round
I learn more.
I learn that they'll never die.
I'll never outrun them.
I might as well hide them.
The Parlour IncidentOne day in July, I believe it was, I found myself sitting with several acquaintances in Christopher's parlour. It was one of those deliciously lazy afternoons which only the summer in her full glory can bring. The room had a wan, listless light to it, relaxing the other guests and myself as we languidly chatted over tea and crumpets. The air was also sluggishly heavy, dulling the senses to a slowly-blended calm engendered by the heat of St. Othniel's southerly climate.
At length, after much stimulating conversation, Christopher stood, producing a book of sheet music.
"What do you all say to a bit of music?" he asked.
"Certainly," I answered.
"Oh yes, please do darling!" Tabitha exclaimed, "he's quite the maestro."
Christopher laughed, shaking his head.
"Now, now love, I'd not go that far."
He strode over to the piano as the other guests urged him on. Ida entered the room bearing a merrily steaming teapot and more crumpets.
"More tea sirs?" she inquired, shooting sideways glances at her
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