So, next week, I lose a limb.
I have it marked on my calendar in neat, purple letters.
Humans, unlike starfish, spiders, or Dr. Curt Connors, cannot regrow limbs.
They can be amputated or removed surgically to prevent disease,
But this is different.
You see, this Friday, when I lose my limb, I won't get a replacement limb.
And the disease, if you can call it a disease, well,
As far as I can see, it'll spread faster than ever.
Have you ever loved someone so much that they become a part of you?
First of all, it's very unhealthy.
Second of all, it's the most wonderful feeling in the world.
Well, if you've ever felt this way toward someone else, it's safe to say that someday, you will start to think of them as an actual part of you- like your other half.
The more time you spend with them, the more you'll read their expressions, pick up on the nuances of their speech and expression, the more you'll open up to them and sync up to their moods and habits-
It's frightfully parasitic.
And when they leave, it's like losing a part of yourself-
After all, you've put so much into each other,
So much that you'll never get back.
I'm in love, and it's beautiful and terrifying.
My love is a part of me that's getting ripped off this Friday.
You see, he's moving three hours away.
He's a year older, and he's going to college.
I'm more scared than he is about it.
Luckily, we're only separated by physical distance.
But honestly- you know that gag in movies where the villains tie the protagonist limb by limb to four horses and send the horses galloping off in four different directions?
It feels like that.
This Friday, I'm losing a limb- for now,
I'm losing him.
So, soon, I'll have to learn to live as just one part of a whole.
That is, until Thanksgiving break...