My darling child. The tale you continue to spin for yourself is glittering and beautifully rationalized. One day, I hope, I truly hope you can see the myopia of it all. I hope you grow and learn. And manage to make your world so much larger and more fulfilled than a perfectly proportioned faux tree.
I felt my hackles rise, reading about your blithe indifference; jealous and spiteful of your waste and carelessness. But as I read to the end, I realized you are, in fact, simply still very young. And there is very little sense in envying or hating the young for their youth or the privileged for their opportunity.
You may have ended this piece, but you don't really have a conclusion. Maybe in ten years or twenty or forty, you'll have the grace and opportunity to revisit, reflect and rewrite about waste and debt and perfection and grief and hopefully, wisdom.
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Oh hey, it's almost like economic security and a social safety net give women a greater sense of confidence and sexual agency, and help keep them from feeling that they need to get a man to be secure and have value as human beings! Funny, that.
Also I misread the tagline underneath the title as "Skin is a choice," which, yes, it seems we're moving in that direction.
Fuck you Geoffrey.
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Susan Robinson, you are wonderful.
@Casanova Frankenstein I agree wholeheartedly. I'll sing praises for Hey Ya all day err'yday, in between singing the actual song itself.
Also, not a week goes by where I don't utter "lend me some sugar, I AM your neighbor!" at least once.
@iceberg BERGIE HOW DARE YOU DISAGREE WITH ME ON SOMETHING COMPLETELY SUBJECTIVE
Going through, I was amused to see how many songs on there were written by Max Martin (at least Toxic, Since U Been Gone, and Teenage Dream), the evil Swedish pop genius who composed Britney and the Backstreet Boys' catchiest hits and hasn't looked back since.
every single person who votes for "Cry Me a River" over "Toxic" is dead to me.
I have always loved Mrs.Parker and I am still waiting for my Mr. Benchley. I also feel compelled to share my favorite Parker Poem with you:
Oh life is a glorious cycle of song
A medely of extemporanea
And love is a thing that can never go wrong
And I am Marie of Romania.