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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

A Single Story

Is this what it’s come to? Is this what I’ve become? I came into my office Mon. morning to discover a lawn display ad (think “For Sale” signs in front of houses) propped against my chair. The ad read, “Single?” Yes, I laughed aloud, though I’ve yet to find out who left me the sign, which now stands next to my desk for all to see.

A lot’s happened since my year in AmeriCorps*NCCC. An admitted steroid user became California’s governor, an entire sport finally admitted it has a steroid problem, and Boston became the city of champions. My musical taste expanded beyond DMB and I started experimenting w/ my sideburns. Somewhere along the way, I changed from the guy most people assumed would be married at 25 to the guy most doubt will ever settle down.

How did this happen? I don’t have the answer, and I don’t need one. I’ve made some great friends since graduating AmeriCorps, and I’ve lived in some great cities, people and places I may have never known had I been in a relationship. You may think I’m antisocial, ugly and/or smelly―I’m not. I am, however, afraid of falling into a relationship.

Trading secrets and kisses doesn't scare me, nor does the potential for extreme pain and sadness. I’m weary of relationships for fear of what I could miss, all the hors d’oeuvres life presents, the characters and settings of my future history. To my friends who’ve already found a fellow protagonist, I congratulate you and offer my love and support. As for me, I’m content with my current plot. I’ve always loved choose-your-own-adventure books, anyway.


At 11:28 AM, Blogger Balto17 said...

I think you might have a better single story than that ...


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