Thursday, February 24, 2011

the rules of perfection

Have you ever done one of these: See a hottie from far away and everything is fine because he has perfect hair and nice ankles and is wearing this red sweater... So, of course, you get closer. And closer. And closer until you can see him well and lo and behold, he's got an unfortunate nose and an ape-ish brow and acne and a fohawk and a peachfuzz 'stache and that sweater you mistook as stylin' turned out to be pretty offensive and also it's not red it's actually orange.

It's frustrating, to say the least.

Now, let me ask you this: Have you ever actually found a real hottie, the one who is pretty and graceful and has nice ankles and a funny little smile and even up close he doesn't lose any of his potential loveliness? In fact, he seems to gain loveliness the more you watch? So he's perfect, isn't he? But then, have you ever actually met him or heard him speak, and suddenly he's not so perfect anymore because maybe he is terribly terribly dull or he likes country music or he's cocky or kind of slutty in a boyish way or he was born without a personality?

And suddenly you almost hate him because you put him on this pedestal and fabricated this golden personality for him, where he got a 34 on the ACT and writes poetry and hates all of the low-brainpower girls who wear tiny clothes and throw themselves at him and he has a smart sense of humor and likes old film and he reads thick books that even you have never heard of and he's loyal and he could throw a beautiful punch if he ever had to defend you or something.

But he doesn't do any of that stuff.

My advice to you is this: don't hate him. You don't have to love him anymore, or really even like him much at all. But don't hate him just because you set him up for failure. You were the one that made him "perfect", and you're far from it so he was bound to let you down, wasn't he? Don't hate the boy.

I give myself very good advice, but I very seldom follow it.

Get some sleep.
-Avery Jalaine

1 comment:

  1. Haha. Loved the intro to this post. Welcome to a girl's life. You're funny. And pretty.

    That is all.


Oh thanks. You're pretty.