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He held her hand in the shadows, in a nanosecond of half-crazed lust. She didn't notice, or if she did she attributed it to cheap champagne and a dash of almost evaporated romantic idealism.

Funny how soul mates (if you'll pardon the expression) brush past each other, never questioning the way people shuffle in and out of each other's lives. Boy meets girl, girl meets boy, boy and girl fall in love, girl realizes boy is too boyish and dumps him for a married man who advertises men's cologne and has no time for his five and a half year old daughter.

Love. It's an almost invariable idiosyncracy in the genetic sequence of the primates currently known as humans. Although modern emancipators may swear they're in it for the sex, we all have an innate urge to be adored.

Subject A walks into her apartment after an afternoon of mindless aeorobic activity carried out within the confines of a stale matress and a rickety kitchen table. The phone doesn't ring and it doesn't matter because she has her evening lined up in a decadent penthouse.

Subject B lingers in front of the mirror, searching for life in a hostile environment.

Seventeen years ago, Subject B tripped Subject A on the playground. Subject A pushed him into a puddle.

Were they meant to be?

Maybe.

But the past is fast gone and the could have beens don't matter.

The moral of the story?

There isn't one. There never is. Conclusions are always drawn by the objective observer and, let's face it, no one is entirely unbiased.
To those who have questioned the usages of ';past' and 'fast': There was indeed an error on my part. The line originally read "The fast is gone". After it was brought to my attention, I changed it.

Thank you to all who have viewed, commented, and favorited.

If you are reading this, bear in mind that I am primarily a poet. Feel free to read any of my other work, and please look at *Rhyme-and-Reason a poetry group headed by myself and *Penessence.
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Given 2009-11-30
From the Journal of a Cynic by =tina-go-lightly I found to be not only enjoyable on several levels, but also written from a down to earth perspective that we can all relate to. ( Suggested by ChloroformBoy and Featured by LadyLincoln )
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Omnius666 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I love it :)

(yeah, took me a while to get to it :P)
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RavensTear Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Student General Artist
For a poet you did an excellent job with prose. this is fantastic. :+fav:
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tina-go-lightly Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009   Writer
Thank you very much :)
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RavensTear Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Student General Artist
You're welcome :) btw love the quote ;)
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capriciously Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Student General Artist
I hate you
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:icontina-go-lightly:
tina-go-lightly Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009   Writer
;)
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capriciously Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Student General Artist
DAMN YOUR FUCKING GENIUS
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:icontina-go-lightly:
tina-go-lightly Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009   Writer
Haha, thank you!
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Aivre Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Thank for this lovely and much needed contribution to society. It deserves to be framed :heart:


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tina-go-lightly Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009   Writer
Ah, but then I have to print it out, and find a frame...
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Aivre Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Consider it an adventure ;]


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jerkgentry Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
I was almost put off by the slightly disjoint "paragraphs", but then I realized that, in this case, form follows function. Disjoint topic, disjoint composition. It works.
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tina-go-lightly Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009   Writer
What can I say? I'm a poet!
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LunarLadyLupa Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
Congrats on the DD~! Wonderful job.
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:icontina-go-lightly:
tina-go-lightly Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009   Writer
Thank you!
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LunarLadyLupa Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
You're very welcome. :D
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Thesadandunreal Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
"objective observe"

you mean to say "subjective observer". When you say objective, it contradicts the idea of the eye of the beholder which i can tell you are going for. You should use a dictionary.
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:icontina-go-lightly:
tina-go-lightly Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009   Writer
Actually, you missed the point.
Sorry.
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:iconthesadandunreal:
Thesadandunreal Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
What was the point?
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:icontina-go-lightly:
tina-go-lightly Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009   Writer
Objective:undistorted by emotion or personal bias

There is no moral because there is no conclusion. The conclusion would be drawn by an objective observer, one with no biases. And everyone is biased on the topic of love.

Therefore...I said what I meant.
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Thesadandunreal Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
Oh.
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:icontina-go-lightly:
tina-go-lightly Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009   Writer
See? My dictionary works just fine, thank you :)
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:iconthesadandunreal:
Thesadandunreal Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
I don't understand what you were intending though. I'm a bit slow. So bear with me.
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jerkgentry Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
The point is that there is no objective observer, but that is the only one who could make a judgement, i.e. no one knows what the fuck is going on.
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:iconthesadandunreal:
Thesadandunreal Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
Who are you? I don't recall asking you any questions. I'm talking to the writer of the piece.
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Blue-Demon-Hybrid Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
Whoa cool. And it makes you think.
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:icontina-go-lightly:
tina-go-lightly Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009   Writer
I hope I didn't overwork you! :)
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Blue-Demon-Hybrid Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
It's ok. ^^
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NamelessManic Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
That was beautiful. Compelling, thorough and deep. Well done, very well done.
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tina-go-lightly Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009   Writer
Well thank you, thank you very much.
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NamelessManic Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
Thank you for the good read. :thumbsup:
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MonkeysUndles Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Student Writer
*standing ovation*
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tina-go-lightly Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009   Writer
*curtsy*
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maybe2day Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
I LOVE THIS STORY! YUOR AN INSPIRATION FOR AUTHORS!GREAT WORK!!
I WANNA LEARN MORE ABOUT THE STORY!
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tina-go-lightly Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009   Writer
Sorry, that's all there is to the story! Thank you.
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maybe2day Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
YOUR WELCOME HUN!!!
I LOVE THE STORIES+POEMS!!
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DrowDagger Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
Wow. I can't think of any more word that best describes how amazing this snippet is. The truth, when presented correctly is the best adventure for a person to go on.

From someone who doesn't actually believe in love - thank you for writing this gorgeous piece of work.
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tina-go-lightly Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009   Writer
Do you really not believe in love? Or has it just not found you yet?
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DrowDagger Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
Love is something eternal. I do not believe there is such an emotion that is truly within the reach of our human race. That's all^^

[This sounds so depressing...OTL]
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Suxinn Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Student Writer
I like this. I like this a lot.

You expressed what I felt about romance and love in general in words that I would've never been able to find on my own. So, thank you. :)
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tina-go-lightly Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009   Writer
Well thank you! Thank you a lot!
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Shade-of-Shame Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
I loved it- and was sorry when it ended :( but very nice :)
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tina-go-lightly Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009   Writer
Sorry...but all things must end. Thank you :)
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Delicatesilver Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I tried to think of the best words to describe this. I thought long and hard; that is when I realized: there are none. Incomparably good work.
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tina-go-lightly Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009   Writer
That's how I feel when it comes to thanking people...So I'll settle for-
Thank you.
:)
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FakeKraid Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
In the words of the great detective Nero Wolfe, "I have the impression that your opinion of our fellow beings and their qualities is somewhat similar to mine. I wish you well, madam."

It was the highest compliment he ever paid a woman, so far as I know.
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tina-go-lightly Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009   Writer
Well then I thank you, and I thank Nero Wolfe!
:)
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FakeKraid Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Oh. You know, since I posted that, I was wondering whether you would interpret that as a compliment or an insult. I figured from the tone of the piece that it would be the former, but I wasn't sure. I'm glad it was.

I quoted that particular line because he had just finished listening to a woman give a speech about how the blind desire to get married had just gotten three people in a horrible mess, when they were doing just fine before. It's not exactly like your piece, but I was sufficiently reminded to think of it. Plus I just finished that particular book.
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tina-go-lightly Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009   Writer
No, it made me smile.
:)
See?
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FakeKraid Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I do! I smile back, see?
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