This is the coming together of a person done by quarter-life-crisis; this is the breaking down and the reinstalling of personhood. The larger personality creation is done repeatedly, every day – in forming habits, in saying the courageous “no,” in good riddance of outgrown platitudes.
We crave attention. Everyone. Yes, even that cool-huh-no-I-don’t-care high school player who cries four drinks down. It is there since childhood – this dire need of attention.
Mmm, it is honeysugar, the beginnings. Every gesture so sweet, every crossed boundary charming, and every habit adorable. All of us possess a little bit of this sparkly honeymoon period nostalgia at the back of our palms.