Your writing is really beautiful, and I feel for you. I have a tendency to 'nest,' as my mom calls it, though I've so far limited it to splurging on the fancier hand soaps at Target.
But I also couldn't help yelling in my head, halfway through this piece, OH MY GOD JUST GET A CAT!!
@anachronistique Haha, YES! I only went for two or three years but it was such a defining piece of my adolescence.
This is so well written. Pioneer Valley represent.
@faustbanana What play is this?!
I spent this entire comment thread with a hand over my mouth whispering "no no no no no no." Why did I read all of this?!?!
God damn it my only baby name ideas ever were Sophia and Emma. Sorry for my unoriginality, theoretical children :(
@RK Fire Me too :( I'll just name my child aya sofya.
@Jinxie So true. Poor Jane.
@3penny Haha, I love Lily Bart. Not in a she's-admirable way (OBVIOUSLY). But I thought she was way more a tragic figure than anything else. And she refuses to save herself by screwing over other people! Moral backbone! Victim of society! etc.