February 18, 2005

Love: A Recipe

Physical attraction
Delusions of closeness (can be gotten from experiences culturally
associated with closeness - i.e., star-gazing together, waking up
together, mutual physical gratification)
Guilt about sex and need to justify it with acceptably sentimental emotions
Socio-cultural compatibility
Force of habit

Grind together, while bumping. Add a few tears. Stir in a cauldron.
Let sit, then keep warm. Potion serves two. Garnish with cliches,
premature promises and unfaded flowers. Add salty humor, sour
disposition, sweet nothings and bitter regrets to taste.

Consume. Enjoy. Regurgitate.

Make a new batch.

Fall 2002.

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