Thursday, May 26, 2005

The Essay

Ok. So I want to write an essay for the Conversely Anecdote Essay Competition. It’s due June 30 and I’m running out of time.

I’m not sure what to write about I thought about writing about soul mates but it’s been done. Then I thought about comfortability, but I don’t exactly know how I would approach that. I wonder what they are all about...relationships? I could talk about getting married, but I could never compare to what Susan Jane Gilman and Psychology Today have written.

I need to pick a story. A good one. Like getting sick at the dress shop. Or maybe I could pick compatibility and talk about the kilt or the dinner at Oba.

Or maybe I could talk about how everybody craves intimacy, but it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. Or maybe I could talk about ‘all the work.' Like if you don’t own up to the fact that a relationship is a lot of work then you’re a stupid pansy, but if you do then you’re depressed because it seems like there is no point in pursuing a relationship because who wants to work at it all the time.

Perhaps, the only reason we end up in relationships is because of the pink fluffy cloud stage. Is it possible that the pink fluffy cloud stage doesn’t end for some people? If it ends for everyone, then how does one know if he or she is in the right relationship? Or is the point supposed to be that at that stage you’re already so invested in the relationship that you can't leave? Perhaps that is it.

1 comment:

Paige said...

So Nat, one thing the author of "around the world in eighty dates" said is that we should approach relationships like we approach our career. She meant as far as the search for our soul mate but I think we can take it a step further and relate the day to day life with our SO like a job. There are things that are very rewarding and things that are very frustrating but you never stop learning what makes it better. Rather than write about the work you could write about how the struggle adds color and spice. Maybe everyone craves intimacy like one craves a big lobster, but sometimes the lobster is so rich it gives you a stomach ache, but the taste is so good it is worth the pain. I quess it's the old saying that you have to have lows to really appreciate the highs? Maybe this isn't giving any ideas at all but just write from your heart. Can't wait to read it.