Once Upon A Time

Did you ever notice how perfect the phrase ‘once upon a time’ is?

It has that perfect rhythm that gets people sucked in to a story, it has five syllables which can even start off a haiku, and it rolls off the tongue with perfect serenity.

I’m not a linguist, or any other kind of its, but I’m pretty sure ‘once upon a time’ is probably one of the most perfect phrases in the English language.

What other phrase can start off a story so well, and depending on the inflection, give it a happy feel or a grave feel. With emphasis on just one word, this phrase can carry so much meaning. It is a pregnant phrase that I think has fallen from common use lately except in the form of a cliche, but I promise it is anything but stale.

It would be quite serendipitous if there were more stories that began with this eloquent phrase. Maybe I’ll start writing them myself if no one else will.

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That Was a Pretty Dumb Idea

Planning a fight was probably not the best thing to do for many reasons. But to ease everyone’s minds, we didn’t actually go through with it. Although we would eventually like to see how we handle disagreement, we decided that being happy is more important than instigating fights. Which should really be common knowledge guys. Just saying.
The reasons why we did not end up fighting are:
First of all, we get along really well and neither of us (at least I hope) is conceding even if we do disagree.
Second, what if I had actually gotten mad about something and not wanted to talk to him? I’d be devastated, and since we don’t live in the same state it would be all too easy to avoid him.
Third, I love him too much to want to plan to get angry at him, or even frustrated at his opinion. At the end of the day, all I want is to know he is there for me, and I am there for him. It doesn’t matter if we’re 1000 miles or 2 miles away from each other, any distance can be surpassed.

I talked with my sister about how my mom made me insecure about having a fight free relationship, and as I talked and probably bored my sister to tears I realized that I don’t have to be insecure. We’re together for a reason, its not like he would use me from 1000 miles away, I mean if he did that would be some oddly misplaced determination…
This is not to say that there haven’t been minor transgressions on both ends, but the honesty is the best part of a long distance relationship.
You can literally say anything to them and still feel comfortable. My roommate commented yesterday that my SO and I seem very comfortable with each other all the time, even in the morning before a shower. She comes from a very physically conservative household, but it reaffirmed my belief that I actually have a meaningful relationship with someone.

I don’t know where it will end up, but to quote a very overused cliche: make love not war. Especially because you should never take any moment with someone you care about for granted.

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