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Rated: E · Short Story · Experience · #2178441
it's about physical closeness/nearness and emotional closeness/nearness
People don't like it when you point out things to them while you watch something on TV. Especially, when you're watching their favorite show and pointing things out to them about it that suggests they hadn't noticed it before. There was a general uneasiness that he felt when sitting next to someone on the couch. Inside himself he sits down and loses grip on his own thoughts and feelings, trying to blend in so much that the other person would see him merely as an extension of themselves. Then his laughs become bitter and mocking. Something to do with the obviousness of being on each other's time made him feel too responsible and guarded to enjoy anything. intimacy had always slowed his gears, which sometimes was extremely pleasant because that new space around everything was filled with body language that said more anyway. it was something that he had gotten used to when he was dating his last girlfriend. She was a beautiful, intelligent, melancholy girl with everything to offer but was hard to reach? Or maybe shew as more open with him than anyone but at the time he didn't understand that speaking and being open weren't necessarily the same thing. That was three years ago that he lived with her and her daughter, and in that time he has been fully convinced of two or three conflicting narratives about what happened. He still loves her, but he doesn't know what that means. If he could love her in a vacuum he would. But in this life, he would have to love her instead of anyone else and he couldn't bring himself to do that.
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