Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Just because.

Do you ever get fixated on things out of the blue? I'm sure it reflects something about your state of mind, but it's something that catches your attention regularly, in a cycle that you can't help but notice?

This month I've been really into the way older couples argue. If you recorded every word, then had twenty-somethings read the conversation aloud, it would sound like an argument that has happened frustratingly often. But instead the words are delivered affectionately, as though the couple prides themselves in knowing this argument about the plumber they've had a hundred times. They recognize how trivial the matter is, and they talk to one another as though they still enjoy talking to one another, as though nothing is at stake at all.

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