I wrote this while bored in class on Monday. It is silly and sappy, but whatever, it is what it is, and it is more fun to put it here than to leave it on a ripped up sheet of notebook paper:
This is what my perspective on being in love in this time is. It is more than the nightly ritual or knotting together our legs. It is more than singing together in the street. It is more than reading our favorite books together and sharing an are-you-ready glance before turning each page. There is something about togetherness that definitively relies on difference. Living in a state of difference - in a Badiou-esque sense - might be what I am getting at. The singular capacities joined in a pursuit of whateverness. Yes, that does sort of sound like jibberish, and although I know I am meaning something, I can’t quite get to it with these words. Being in love now is an offer to incorporate one another into a constantly constructed present. Being in love now is deconstructing all of the should-be’s, wish-there-were’s, and might-have-been’s. It is looking into the absurd and open present and marveling that togetherness is a part of it. It suspends religion. It invites new conversation. Being in love now is missing the last train home and laughing through the mishap. Being in love now is realizing what doesn’t need to be spoken to be said. In some sense, it may be giving the difference back its voice. It is whispering through every “you’re the best,” “you’re a goof,” “you’re so lovely,” “you’re so fun,” “you’re a rockstar,” “you’re a dork” a universally significant three word declaration. The little voice exhaled in every breath of smoke from the quickly burning cigarette says it to the openess. The difference, somehow consubstantial with the togetherness, reveals the phrase. Talking about the words that connect us and all the named things in between—this is being now in love.
And how goddamn lovely would it be if we all realized that we could extend this love to everyone. It is all potential; we just have to show it!
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