Hello, my pretties...it's P. from What Possessed Me, filling in while Melissa is feathering her new nest. It's lovely to be here.
Going to my high school reunion recently made me nostalgic for that brief and somewhat excruciating period of time during my adolescence when I wondered if anything interesting would ever happen to me. As a power nerd in the grip of an unfortunate grunge phase, it seemed unlikely that I'd ever have a torrid affair with Heathcliff, find my Edmund, or make out in the boiler room with Jordan Catalano. Those were the things that happened to other people - people who did not, for instance, wear braces until they were seventeen.
Lately, I've been drawn to images of love and longing. They remind me of that tender, wistful time when I waited impatiently for my adventure to begin.