How To Be Alone

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Remember the question your history professor asked you that morning you spent crying in his office. “Can you love someone from afar?” Remember that it seemed impossible.

Get back together.

Break up.

Get back together.

Break up.

Take long drives. Frequent bookstores. Drink coffee and listen to classical music in your car when it rains. Only when it rains. Buy a bunch of indie folk albums and forever associate them with this time in your life. Listen to them when your heart needs reminding. Become consumed by your sadness. Use it as fuel for your art. Hate your art.

Fall for a strange, quiet boy. Let him photograph your hands while you play piano in a consignment shop. Come on way too strong. Realize he has walls you will never be able to tear down. Try anyway. Fail. Lend him your favorite book. Ask for it back when he says…

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