Week in Review #01 – Loneliness, your silent whisper…

Loneliness, your silent whisper

Fills a river of tears through the night

– X Japan, Dry Your Tears with Love

Once upon a time, I met a really sweet guy with a very demanding job.

Before we knew it, we were falling in love and living together; but one day he had to go away. We spent three months apart from each other, unsure whether our new feelings would survive this trial. While his job kept him busy, I had nothing to do at the time and spent each day binge-watching series or playing video games. Continue reading

Mapping friendship: an experiment

Distance and relationships

This post is based on a Writing101 prompt: let a map be your muse.

First, I want to say that I was impressed with Mr. Plimpton’s Revenge, a “Google Maps essay” as the author puts it. I love cross-media projects and digital storytelling in general, and this one was inspiring. The map isn’t necessary to the story but it really adds to it by rooting it in reality. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to use the same medium, so I decided to write about my friends from France and other countries – only 10 friends for now.
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If we were having hot chocolate…

…I would ask you to hand me the whipped cream

This post is based on a Writing101 prompt: update your readers over a cup of coffee and two SW30 questions.

If we were having hot chocolate or any beverage of your choice, I would like to know everything that has been going on with you. I would ask about your overall state, the people and pets you care most about, the activities that take up most of your time, your ongoing projects, and any acquaintances we might have in common.

If we were having hot chocolate, I would make it a point to make you update me on your life first, because there are many things I am excited about today and I wouldn’t want to hog the conversation.
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Being in a relationship sucks…

…when you can’t be with the person you love

This post is based on a Writing101 prompt: open your post with a blockquote, and on a SW30 prompt: describe a moment or a day when being single/married really sucked.

“This is love, she thought, isn’t it? When you notice someone’s absence and hate that absence more than anything? More, even, than you love his presence?” ― Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated

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Relationship status: waiting for you to come home

a.k.a. The last thing I expected to discuss on this blog

This post is based on a SW30 prompt: “And why are YOU still single?” or “Why did you get married?”

Unmarried = single?

First of all, neither question fits my current status, as I am neither single nor married. If you view “single” and “unmarried” as synonyms, then sure, I am, but my own definition is more restrictive:

  • Any person NOT in any romantic relationship acknowledged and agreed to by all parties is single. Having a secret crush, being in love, or even living with someone doesn’t equal being in a relationship – all parties have to agree that they are. Continue reading

Dear special someone

a.k.a. A letter to my ideal audience member

This post is based on a Blogging101 prompt: publish a post you would like your ideal audience member to read while including a new-to-you element in it.

There is a special someone who can’t read my blog right now. He’s the most important person in my life and left about a week ago to go on a three-month “business trip”. If we’re lucky, we’ll be able to e-mail each other once a week and talk once a month or so. We’ve been through this a few times already but I can’t say I’m used to it.
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Sometimes it lasts in love, and sometimes…

…one knowingly hurts the other

This post is based on a NaBloPoMo prompt: Have you ever knowingly (beforehand) hurt someone? Why did you make the decision you made? Today’s post was in part inspired by a video on breakups.

Breaking up

In most separations, there are a breaker and a breakee, the breaker being the one who initiates the dissolution of the relationship, often regardless of what the breakee might think about it. While a breakup may be painful for both parties, it is usually much harder on the breakee than on the breaker, especially in a long-term relationship.
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