Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Why You Should Date A Writer



"Why would I date a writer?", you ask. You should date a writer because she will write about everything. She'll write about the things that you did together, or the things that she wishes you've done. She will write about the time you held her hand at Starbucks, and how warm she felt for the rest of the day. She will write about how, during a mellow summer evening when the two of you just started dating, you asked her to reach for something in the cabinet, and when she gave it to you, you looked at her with such intensity. And that's when she realized she had already fallen in love with you.


You should date a writer. You should date a writer because she will write about everything. She will write about how you look in the morning, and how you were so beautiful even when you were sleeping. She will write in great detail of your lives together, and her words will make ordinary events sound like music.

You should date a writer. You should date a writer because she will write about everything. She will write about how she was tired, but she stayed up anyway to talk to you because you asked her. Or that time where she really wanted to keep talking to you, but you said no. She will write about how you broke her heart when you said that "It's all for the best", and of how you no longer wanted to work on the relationship.

But you will also learn about how she fixed your door before you came back home because she wanted you to feel safe after having your house broken into. Or about the time she tried making you breakfast in bed, burning herself in the process, and had to throw away the food on multiple occasions because she wanted everything to be perfect. Or about the time when she woke up at 4 in the morning to get your favorite flowers from the farmers market because she couldn't afford the ones they sold at the mall and she knew how happy they make you.

Or about the time when you were sick, and she came by to see if you were okay. It was raining really hard out, and it was dark, so she didn't see the slippery part of the sidewalk and she slipped. She won't tell you how she twisted her ankle and the taste in her mouth as she laid on the sidewalk. Or how she limped all the way to your place. She had a key to your apartment, and there were no words to describe how good it felt to enter your place unannounced. She will tell you how, after she made sure you were safe, she limped back home. She shook from the wind but felt safe because you were.
You will learn that when she first told you that she loved you, she had never felt so relieved and scared at the same time. And when you said that you loved her back, it sounded like a promise she did not dare believe.

You should date a writer. You should date a writer because she will write about everything. She will write about the promises of love, and how she will always love you even if you didn't love her anymore.

Inspired by "Never Date a Writer" -- xstephens (Redbubble)

12 comments:

  1. I guess it depends on whether or not you want to hear about all that or not...

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  2. Your writing always elicits so much emotion in me. Thank you. As a writer I must admit I am an emotional whirlwind :)

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  3. Hi Gina - definitely emotive ... a little overpowering I felt - but I couldn't date a writer - it's bad enough having my head. Well done though - cheers Hilary

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  4. Hmm, I don't know about that. Because you date a writer and you may get ignored for a good while when she's deep into a story. ;)

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  5. I'm done dating but this was a fun read.

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  6. This is such a beautiful piece of writing, thank you for sharing.

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  7. Lovely piece showing inspiration can come from the simplest of things that touch us.

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  8. Caring people are difficult to find, Gina. That's why they are to be treasured in your life. And it's even better when you can discuss your work with them. Bravo. Nice post!

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  9. Lol, I'll send this one to my wife :)

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  10. Wow, this is so beautiful--and sad. You definitely are a gifted, poetic writer.

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