Tuesday, May 23, 2006

absence is essence

When you have not seen someone for a long time I have found that your mind turns them into whatever it wants to, and it becomes more intense as more time passes without seeing the person.

A granule of distaste grows into a bowling ball of disgust as time passes, and the same principal can be at work when you like someone. Hence the saying "absence makes the heart grow fonder" I guess, although I have experienced much much more of the opposite phenomenon.

Then when you finally see the person they seem like an actor playing themselves in a movie and you have to convince yourself that this is the real thing and that the one in your mind is the fake.

But is the idea that you have of the person when they are away the essence of what you really think of them? or is it just time distorting things? time tends to do that.

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