"Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon, and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired.”

- George S. Patton, U.S. Army General, 1912 Olympian

Monday, February 1, 2010

To My Solemate...

Dear Solemate,

There's no easy way to say this, but you've been replaced. We've been together 10 years now, and it's been a good run. You followed me to the dusty deserts of Arizona, carried me through the bitter cold of Utah and did what you could to support me during the rainy Willamette Valley winters. For all of these things I thank you. But it's just not the same as it once was.

You don't give me all that I want and need anymore. It's mostly your lack of support. It's just not there. To be honest, it hasn't been there for years. And it's hurt me time after time and I just can't take it anymore. I can't afford to be hurt again. Not now. I hate to be "That Guy," but itn's not you, it's me.

It's not not just your lack of support though. I know there are things we could do to fix that. It's more that that. Frankly it's, well, your appearance. I mean, look at you. You're withered and dirty and way past the point where a little soap and water will make any difference. The truth may hurt but I need to say it: I'm embarassed to be seen in public with you.

So this is it I guess. There's no use in trying to talk me out of this decision. I've moved on. And you will too. Actually, I think you two should meet before you go though. I think you'd be able to understand why I have to do this. It will be better for all of us.

All the best,

1 comment:

Courtney said...