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I Want You To Write A Ten Word Love Story

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It's hard to see the beauty sometimes, but it's there.
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Hiddentears · 31-35, F
Some don't find it hard, but they actually don't want to see the beauty, because they were never looking for it.
BlueDiver · 31-35, M
[@383060,Hiddentears] Some people are too in love with the sound of their own pain to let themselves see anything else - especially things that threaten that pain-laced part of themselves and their self-story.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCxg7w9tIJo
Hiddentears · 31-35, F
[@425001,BlueDiver] Perhaps.
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BlueDiver · 31-35, M
No, I don't mind. I call bullshit on the idea that [i]most[/i] of your thoughts have been concerned with death. No one is that way, unless they're actively facing death. It sounds more like a gothic image-based idea that sounds cool, rather than something that anyone actually does. Hell, I remember Lestat in the Vampire Chronicles going through something like that when he was a kid (and human).

That said, I hear you when you say that death is something that you think about. I honestly avoid thinking about it - I mean, I'll think about and talk about it on one level, but I never really let my mind look at what it actually is - when I do, it inspires a kind of dread that's unlike anything else that I've ever experienced. I think that I understand more than most what it means that we're eventually going to just be gone.
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BlueDiver · 31-35, M
I've always had a certain place in my heart for series or other media that explores some of the stuff around death - shows like the 2008 New Amsterdam (not the new one about the hospital), or Saving Hope, or a lot of episodes of the new Doctor Who, or the old Highlander series. But also things like people or beings who only live for a few years, or a few decades.

If you drew that when you were only 9 or 10, then you must be pretty fucking talented. I like it - the contrast of the red fox dudes to the more mild, low saturation background is quite appealing. There's a liveliness to it that's rare in visual art.

You know what I sometimes do when I think about death? I make up fantasies about having abilities that could potentially let me live forever. But then there's always a cost. Like, maybe I have to kill somebody in order to become younger. Or maybe it only works if I sacrifice huge swaths of my life or follow certain rules. It's a thought experiment that I quite enjoy.

Ehh - I still say that your relationship with death is somewhat if not mostly born out of the stories that you tell yourself about your relationship with death. You're not the first person who I've met who has the inevitability of death as a central theme in their self-story.

"I also do not want it to simply forget me. I realize how little it matters, but I won't accept it. I need to be less self-important, I need to let go of my ego. I know, but I don't want to. It's not as if I don't enjoy myself, I enjoy every second of life." - those sentences contain a lot. You want to matter - you want to be important. It's that very desire that I was grappling with in myself when I wrote the poem that I showed you.

"I need to be less self-important, I need to let go of my ego. I know, but I don't want to." - this is a loaded pair of sentences. It's... strikingly honest, and yet oddly twisted at the same time. Let me ask you, what do you mean when you say that you "need" to do these things?

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