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January 1, 2015
If it seems too good to be true, "they" say, it probably is. This is particularly true in matters of so-called romance, especially as presented on Facebook. Several years ago, I was wickedly envious of a friend's relationship with her live-in boyfriend here in NYC. I wanted to print out their photos just so I could blind and eviscerate them with a blue ballpoint Bic. A short time after I started fixating on the beauty of their everlasting love, I discovered they'd broken up, that the relationship had been shit for a while. Any condolences I offered were wholly false.