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Modern Love: Happy Endings

We do not get our happy endings…if we do not write them ourselves.

No, they are not things that are simply given. They are not things that are earned like stars on your report card from a kindly, kindergarten teacher; they are not like performance bonuses from confused, overworked managers, given out to lure you in and lull you to sleep.

No, we do not get our happy endings if we do not write them ourselves.

We write them when we are brave: when we

  • swipe right even there is no guarantee of a parallel swipe in return
  • submit a job application lacking guarantee that a human being even looks at it
  • make a phone call to someone who does not even know the cadence of our voice (yet)
  • apply to a school
  • send an email
  • cross the street
  • get out of bed
  • wake up even when we want to never wake again

We get our happy endings when we will them into being because we believe despite having no proof that that belief will be returned, when we keep hope despite all the many times we have failed, have been rejected, let down, have tried to cling on and have fallen…

We get our happy endings when we write them ourselves.

So find a pen…
Get a piece of paper…
Think of your story…

Start writing and live

happily ever after…


About Quinn

In it but not of it. A reformed player, now watcher. Speaker of raw truths.


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Raison d’etre

"Raw," she said. "I want something primal. I want something bare and naked. I want you to give me this life raw, unbidden, unhidden, free, fair, and true. Can you do that? Can you do that for me?"

One may only try.

December 2015
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