It’s time for another edition of SE(N)O, an essay series on A+ for personal stories we wish we could tell on the accessible-to-our-employers-and-everyone-we’ve-ever-known mainsite, but can’t for personal and professional reasons.
This is a guide to falling in love for hopeless fools who can’t read maps.
These are step-by-step instructions for logistically impossible and emotionally devastating affairs that are never quite relationships but always far more than the flings they were supposed to be when they started. I lived in Nicaragua for two and a half years and had three relationships with beautiful weirdos who didn’t live there. I never meant to — each time, I just wanted the rush of a fling with no consequences. The spontaneous impact of two bodies shouldn’t have to mean something; at least that’s how it seems. But even glancing blows by one piece of matter can cause great impact to another piece of matter, especially if one is malleable or unbalanced.
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