Stumbled upon this blog post of Fickle Cattle's Von Bryan. I thought it was worth sharing because I could fully relate to several thoughts he raised in his wonderful blog post below. :)
(This is a response to this particularly brilliant piece of writing found here, entitled Never Date a Writer).
You should date a writer. You should date a writer because he will fictionalize everything. He will write about things you have done to him, ohttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifrhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif things you have never done to him. He will write about the time you held his hand, in the rain, and shared an umbrella. Or said nothing when he cried copiously in a movie theater. He will write, in pure passionate prose, about how, during the time you were together, you came across a stray cat on the street and you cried and you took it home and gave it to him and he fell in love with you for the first time.
You should date a writer. You should date a writer because he will fictionalize everything. He will write about the time you fought, and made up, and made love, and fought again. He will scour the details of your lives, and make from them poetry. And his words will sing in your head like birds in spring.
You should date a writer. You should date a writer because he will fictionalize everything. He will write about things that have happened, or that have not happened. He will write about the time you broke up, and he broke your heart. Or the time that he asked you to stay, and you left. He will write, words bleeding on a page, about love and life and lessons learned.
And you will learn about the time he waited outside your door for hours, not knowing if you were coming home or not. Or about the time he baked you a cake, lopsided and burnt, and threw it away because he did not want to give you a stupid ugly cake on your birthday. Or about the time he woke up at 5am in the morning to get you fresh flowers in the market, because he couldn't afford the ones they sold at the mall and he knew how much you liked them.
Or about the time when he was sick, and you were there, making sure he was safe and warm. How you skipped work that day, and puttered around his apartment, making more noise than was probably necessary. And how you kissed him on the forehead when you thought he was asleep, and whispered a promise he dared not believe.
You will learn about the time he stood by your door, and told you he loved you, and how that was the happiest and scariest day of his life. How nervous and fearful he felt, not knowing if you loved him back.
You should date a writer. You should date a writer because he will fictionalize everything. He will immortalize in words, the life you shared, or the time you both laid in bed, and whispered affectionate promises of forever.