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Monday, February 9, 2009

I Am Not Scared of Lions, Tigers And Bears

Hear ye! Hear ye!
I am about to get up on my own personal soap box y'all!

Recently, I offered my heart and soul up on a platter in return for true friendship comprised of honesty, trust and emotional support. The scariest thing that I have done in a while. What I received for this gesture was the following:

The Classic Lie

Are you seeing anyone right now? No, I am not.

It is like you need a follow-up question like "Does this person you are not seeing know that you guys are not seeing each other?" Just curious!?!

The Ultimate Sign of Mistrust

Why are you in pictures with other men on facebook?

I think the questions go, who, what, where and why? If you ask the first one or two there would be no need for the third and fourth.

Lack of Emotional Support
Why are you angry?

I can't tell you how often my sadness or disappointment is mistaken for anger. Did I say was angry? I believe I said disappointed and/or sad. You ask why are you angry when you should be asking, why are you upset.

So there you go...you see what I asked for, you promised to deliver but fell short. So explain to me why I shouldn't be scared of loving you? When I think I should keep my heart to myself.

Stepping down with much luv until next week...peace:)


steve said...

She believes that the concept of self-sacrifice is no longer a significant part of our modern cultural makeup and is often seen as weakness, not strength. More and more people are evaluating their relationships in terms of cost-benefit analysis and weighing friendship in light of investment and return.

mint julep said...

just for the record, i heart this song! really i do.

and as someone who has contemplated such an offering...it's so hard.

and scary. but in the end i think it's worth it, like jazzy say:

I’m not sure no, I’m not sure
But if we never try we’ll never know
It’s better to have loved than not to love at all
But trying is worst than to stumble and fall
And if what we do?
I’d rather it be with you
Cause at least there will be
Sweet memories


Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

its ok, stand on your box and yell it to the world if u desire

Amaretto said...

Ugh! That's all I have to say about this whole situation. You had me at #1. That's all a chick, well scratch that, that's all people need and want in their lives. Here's to moving forward...

Courvoisier said...

Thanks guys (deep sigh)!