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Isherwood  ·  1915 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Today's Writing Prompt: Another person's prompt

Very nice and sharply personal, as always.

    he knew that she was aware of the same feelings within her that drew him to this conclusion. She just wasn't ready to put the same name on those stirrings yet

I was particularly struck by this line. It's a very tangible dynamic in so many long term relationships, though I've never pinned it down with words. So much is just waiting for the other person to work through their own feelings to the truth you know is there. It's humbling, in a way.

goo  ·  1915 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Completely agreed, it's very well said. And so much is KNOWING there's something amiss, but you can't/won't admit it.

user-inactivated  ·  1915 days ago  ·  link  ·  

On the bright side I get to meet the Heathers and Laurens of the world.