The Curious Thing About Women
Charles had expressed interest in Lydia, but as with most the feelings were unrequited; Charles wasn’t aggressive in her pursuits, her heart was just prone to false hope and falling in love with the idea of love, rather than the reality of her intendeds. She considered it romantic to look past “minor flaws” and seek a deeper connection; she failed to realize that love doesn’t enable one to “skip” over anything, but instead embodies us with the strength to work through it together. Charles bounced around like a pinball for several years before finally falling into the embrace of Anita, someone who would calm Charles’ mind, allow her to focus, and give her the breakthrough she had needed for so long. They only lasted a month and a half, but from Anita forward every relationship grew stronger and lasted longer until the day Anita received an RSVP in the mail.