The random thoughts of an architect-turned- lawyer from the deep south living in Washington, DC...

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Curtain Closed

"Later that day I got to thinking about fairy tales. What if Prince Charming had never shown up? Would Snow White have laid in that glass box forever? Or would she have gotten up, spit out the apple, gotten a job and a health care plan and moved on with her life." -Carrie

Sometimes, you have to make really difficult decisions in your life. You have to base these decisions on what your head and your intellect is telling you to do while you shove your heart and your emotions onto the back burner. Those are the hardest decisions to make. They hurt the most. You build whatever walls you can to numb the pain. You surround yourself with people. Alcohol. Silence. Sleep.

Then, along comes a friend. A good friend. A friend who knows you better than you know yourself. And he takes you to eat sushi and after three mojitos, you are happy that the subject has not come up. Then, he gets really quiet and stares at you and simply says "look at me." You know that explaining things to him is not going to be simple. You know that it means saying it out loud. And explaining things to your good friend means admitting things to yourself. And then you cry at the table at Cafe Asia.

Then, you feel better.