voice: Â this is hard
me: Â mmhmm… yeah, I won’t argue with that.
voice: Â I hate having to be an adult sometimes, can’t we go back to just grabbing what we want and not caring about anyone else?
me: ‘go back’? Â Were we ever like that?
voice: *furrowed brow*
me: yeah, that’s what I thought. Â Nope, this is how it is. Â We have to be adults and do adult stuff even Â if it’s really hard. Â Even when it breaks our heart and we want to hide from the world.
me: Â but you know, there’s a plus side.
voice (hopeful): there is?
me: sure! The plus side is that if we are adults, the people we love will trust us and know they can rely on us. Â Which is a good thing, since we want them to stay in our life. Â We have to love big, or hide forever. Â We don’t want to hide forever.
voice: no… we’d be lonely and our hands would get tired.
me (shaking head and rolling eyes): Â yes, we’d be lonely. Â It really is hard for you to be an adult, isn’t it?
voice: hey, man, I’m an adult who needs sexual release. Â Don’t be slut shaming me.
me (nodding): OK, OK, you’re right. Â Let’s just agree to be adult about our slutting.
voice: *fist bump*
me: Â we should write about this weekend, huh?
voice: Â we should, might help us make sense of it all.
me: yeah, it usually does.
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