Breaking The Frame

And so it goes, the familiar feeling wrapped up in grief, tied to a lead balloon.

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Valentine’s Day? No Thanks.

The other day someone wished me a Happy Valentine’s Day and it made think about how warped this manufactured holiday has become.  I’m sure by now you’re seeing an increase in marketing efforts to sell red roses, chocolates, hearts, and other related red things to promote coupled love.  Selling a fantasy that clogs up restaurants with over inflated prices and other retailers trying to cash in on the 14th of February.    

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Straining to See the Light

day-break-623880_960_720Ever see a water stain on a ceiling and think, “nah, that’s nothing.”  Then as time goes on it slowly starts to grow leaving behind various colored stains.   Then suddenly water starts leaking through a small hole you never noticed before and now you have to call someone to fix it because you don’t want your ceiling to start falling apart damaging the rest of your house.   One visible leak means there could be others hidden you aren’t even aware of at the time.

 Trust works the same way, regardless of the relationship.

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Unplugged from Online Dating

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I was going back and forth on writing this mainly because I’m not a fan of generalizations and frankly, I don’t like writing a gave up style piece.  I believe in optimism. The glass being half full, and that there is so much greatness to life that we all experience on a daily basis.  Some miss out on that greatness because they gave up on seeing it.  I did not choose to take a break from online dating – I unplugged from it completely – for good.

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Who Was That?

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Often times we are triggered by scents, music, colors, or random sounds of past experiences that are both amazingly unforgettable and at the same time horrendously unforgettable.  When presented with such situations it can cause in us great euphoria or lead us down a dark path resembling depression.  It can take a few moments of silence to get us back to normal but sometimes it takes a lot longer to move forward with our lives.  In these instances we often wonder Who was that? while looking at old pictures with previous lovers or old friends.

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