You stand there just like you always do,
Saying something irrelevant; you just want to tell me.
And I finally tell you all the reasons I cannot listen to your nonsense, 
because it means more than everything that is real and relevant.
And the shared intimacy that comes from jokes you make on my expense don't make me laugh
Because all these things you see as faults and quirks are just for you.
I am not for you, but I am here for you. 
You are silent now, looking at me in disbelief and- is it horror?
A. E Houseman:
He would not stay for me, and who can wonder?
  He would not stay for me to stand and gaze.
I shook his hand, and tore my heart in sunder,
  And went with half my life about my ways.


Does this make me look fat?

Today's lesson on how appearence affects the perception of you got me thinking.
To achieve the greatest impact, it's vital to appear as genuine as possible, 
meaning the clothing must match the personality. 
Meaning you must have a certain level of self-perception to dress accordingly. 
A dramatic person who tries to dress classic, comes off as false, 
as does a natural person going for the excessively formal or glamorous.
Now, I am thinking that perhaps the same goes for cities; places you call home.
It is of outmost importance to choose a city that matches your personality, 
lest the signals you are sending will simply be fake. 
People will sense you are not genuinely being yourself. 
Maybe this is why I have been going from place to place, 
like someone running without knowing neither their origin nor destination.
Trying places out like others would try a new dress, to see if it fits. 
Sometimes it looks OK, but mostly it just looks better on the hanger.
Rarely, very rarely, can the reality of the dress compare to the image of it.
Normally, I am not one to shop and tell, 
but I think I'm looking pretty damn good in this dress. 

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