On Dating.

Posted: January 21, 2011 in musings

Well, Charles Warnke, in his piece, “You Should Date an Illiterate Girl”, makes a case for those of us that love to bury our noses in a good book. Here are my favorite parts:

Date a girl who doesn’t read because the girl who reads knows the importance of plot. She can trace out the demarcations of a prologue and the sharp ridges of a climax. She feels them in her skin. The girl who reads will be patient with an intermission and expedite a denouement. But of all things, the girl who reads knows most the ineluctable significance of an end. She is comfortable with them. She has bid farewell to a thousand heroes with only a twinge of sadness.

and

You, the girl who reads, make me want to be everything that I am not. But I am weak and I will fail you, because you have dreamed, properly, of someone who is better than I am. You will not accept the life that I told of at the beginning of this piece. You will accept nothing less than passion, and perfection, and a life worthy of being storied.

Read the entirety of the text aloud, and with appropriate inflections and pauses. Trust me on this one.

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