Monday, November 7, 2011

Don't fall in love with a writer



I’ll tell you about it. Writers are like aliens. They string words of proportions to make people understand and see what their views yet behind all these, they have their own planets, they have their own language that even people of their own kind don’t get to fathom, at least most of the times. Writers are boring. They tend to look at the sky without particularly knowing why, or which part of the sky they’re staring at. They swoon over silver clouds while talking to a bunch of alter egos they always drag within them. 

Don’t fall in love with a writer. They love weaving magic carpets of words that will lift your poor soul far beyond the fray and cacophony of heartache and strife and will carry you to a realm of fantasies and dreams. Still, remember that words are words and fantasies are fantasies and that essays are just essays. 

Writers have the most deadly temper and the quickest switch-on switch-off mood. They are slaves to their emotion and can dramatize even a rusty leaking faucet. They justify everything in the name of their art. They read other people’s receipt and tend to eavesdrop at a couple having coffee nearby, not minding that you’re at his side, telling the most awesome tales of ants trailing the sidewalk. This, of course, is justifiable by saying “it’s research.” 

Also, writers give the cheapest of cheapest gifts. They’ll dote you with cards made of milk cartons with a written four-verse poem that doesn’t even rhyme. They’ll bring you flowers handed to them by admirers and would sometimes write “I love you” in your arms. Because state of poverty, to writers, are major avenues of their calling. They look at themselves as creatively complex and hard to understand in a Pablo Picaso cubism sort of way individuals since suffering is art. And because life in the media industry can be a cruel and a fickle beast, they can’t accept just any job. It has to serve their purpose. It has to contribute to a general public and must live to their philosophy yet, still, pinch a nerve near the heart. 

Even the most intimate details of your relationship could most of the times turn up in their writings. And although they are mightily concealed behind metaphors and allegories, you, of course, will still recognize them. It’s all about you after all. 

Although they never really intend to insult you, they will sheepishly remind you that “your” and “you’re” are different and that “despite” is the right one and “despite of” is the wrong one. I’m telling you, they’ll notice the smallest of details about you as an orgy of your descriptions are banging wildly inside their heads. Yes, even the color of your socks. 

Conversations with them are tough. They will talk about characters in books and art films as if they’re real, as if they’re someone tangible, someone he recently got a chance for a vis-à-vis over some tea and biscuits. Annoyingly, they have this habit of writing parts of your conversation on some dank piece of tissue paper. And like lawyers, everything you said is valid and can be used in favor or against you in future discussions. 

Probably the hardest one to understand is their addiction to solitude. It might not be close to that of Ernest Hemingway’s seclusion, but a time alone is always a must. It’s not a snob. It’s not barricading. But in solitude, not only he is gathering his thoughts, formulating sets of theories, but also re-arranging himself. 

But writers are one of the most romantic people you’ll ever meet. They’re lamentably passionate and will adore you for the most natural thing about you. For they don’t succumb to the societal dictates of beauty and form. You are an abstract masterpiece seen in a philosophical beautiful way. They are phenomenally too human that even their tears are sometimes trails of fluid words. They’re achingly martyrs and they can tell you in thousand ways how much you mean to them, how much they adore you and how much they love you. 

So don’t fall in love with a writer. Don’t fall in love with me.

21 reaction(s):

imsonotconio said...

very nice post mr writer clap clap clap

Mugen said...

Ouch!

I totally agree. Wooooops. :x

canonista said...

I always have a thing with artists.

I've dated writers before, and I am gravitated by their complicated worlds as well as their ability to create and live in their own universe.

That said, being a writer by heart; I totally agree.

canonista said...

...oh by the way, the traits of a writer you mentioned are all true.

It's like; fall in love at your own risk.

I'm not a writer by profession, but I live in my universe created in the depths of an unfathomable solitude.

citybuoy said...

"Don’t fall in love with me."

The problem with this statement is often times, we get the opposite effect. lol

You know what I've learned? Don't fall in love with a blogger. That
s one mess I've had to clean up one too many times. haha

Guyrony said...

And with that being said, what now then?

But perhaps someone can put up with a writer - another writer.

the green breaker said...

This post is a fun read but I can't agree with the points since I'm not a writer and neither have I fallen in love with a writer.

I have to agree with Nyl on the last sentence, for I think it is more of an invitation than a warning. :)

Victor Saudad said...

Then stop writing.









;)

Leomer Apolonio said...

Seems like you replied to mr. fickle cattle's blog entry: Hehe. Saw your comment too. :)

http://ficklecattle.blogspot.com/2011/09/you-should-date-writer_05.html.

Your last paragraph just diluted the myriad reasons of not falling in love with a writer. And I think that's just so great.

For a pragmatic person who is genuinely in love, it doesn't matter whether you're a writer or not. Anyone has their own ups and downs - and if it's really true love, the person will stick with you, no matter what.

Nate said...

@deebee: ah.. so eto yun.. so that's why you ate lunch on your own today.. now i get it.. :) --- "But in solitude, not only he is gathering his thoughts, formulating sets of theories, but also re-arranging himself."

Axl Powerhouse Production Inc. said...

dboi..panalo bawat line.....

A. said...

too late!

V1nC3 said...

"Even the most intimate details of your relationship could most of the times turn up in their writings". -- Or worse, it will end up in a teleserye being shown on national television, with all the bitchiest & melodramatic lines he wanted to tell you but somehow can't!! ick. Yes, I once dated a writer.

YOW said...

Don't fall in love with a writer. Fall in love with a blogger pretending to be a writer like me. LOL. You already Kuya DB.

Caloy said...

It's like having an affair with a married man - you know it's bad for you but you do it anyway. hehe.. It's really not for the faint of heart but it might be worth the risk. =)

Manech said...

Thank God I'm a blogger. Haha. Certain parts really got me though. :)

c - e - i - b - o - h said...

bakit may ganito??? ahahahah

pero in fairness, parang if i fall in love with a writer, i fall in love with all the sweetness the world can give, without me even knowing it.. which makes my life exciting that it'll keep me wondering "what's next?"

Ester said...

i can't help it, I LOVE YOU na! haha

Mr Lonely said...

nice blog~ walking here with a smile. take care.. have a nice day ~ =D

Regards,
http://www.lonelyreload.com (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

KikomaxXx said...

kaya di ka nabebenta eh.. hahaha

Traveliztera said...

Haha I must agree...

Actually, writers? Well, I like them and everything that's attached to them. Hmmm... maybe it's because I'm into writing too! ;)


Nice post! :)

 

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