Sunday, September 30, 2007
After months and months of being apart, Quiltie and I have decided to take it slow.
Sure, we could just jump back in and pretend nothing ever happened. We could pretend that someone didn't eat someone else's carefully-made markings, and that someone else didn't ignore the relationship for months. But that would be foolish.
It's been a while, and some of us still have tender feelings. Who would I be to tell him to move on already and stop being so stand-offish, when he can't possibly trust that I'm sticking around? A quilt's gotta protect himself from possibly getting hurt again. I understand.
But in that same spirit, Quiltie doesn't have a leg to stand on if he tries "the marking-eating incident was in the past, and you can't change the past." Not one leg, mister! While you can't change the past, you still have to attend to the fact that the past has effects on the present. I am on the lookout for any sign that he might start to eat a freshly-made marking. And I am perfectly justified to do so. So don't start with me, Quiltie. Don't even start to start with me!
We've still got some tender feelings, as I mentioned. We are going to continue to take it slow.