This Soliloquy is for YouI think,This Soliloquy is for You6 years ago in General More Like This
that our pride is keeping us nailed down and preventing us from going anywhere-- from moving on because I am too proud to acknowledge you and you are too proud to try again. Or I am too proud in pretending to have fun and you are too proud in having your mind twenty miles away when we're sitting twenty inches apart. I am too proud to admit anything is wrong when you are too proud to admit you have the world to be grateful for. We want to wallow in as much ill feeling as possible-- maybe it's instinctive: to draw up the most pity or the most following for our causes. Yet we are still alone on each side. Numbers are devoid of meaning, casualties are just statistics.
I hate to tell you this, because I'm crying just thinking about how cowardly we are, disarmed by our own wits. The first thing we should resolve to do is the last thing on our minds. Maybe, halfway across the world, you're coming to the same conclusions I am, in the same way. Who knows-- we could be even more alike t