Templates and definitions

There is always one person you love who becomes that definition. It usually happens retrospectively, but it happens eventually. This is the person who unknowingly sets the template for what you will always love about other people, even if some of these lovable qualities are self-destructive and unreasonable. The person who defines your understanding of love is not inherently different than anyone else, and they’re often just the person you happen to meet the first time you really, really, want to love someone.

Chuck Klosterman (via quintessential.)

*What Greenminds and I were discussing today, which included a conclusion of our respective pitfalls.

(After being friends for 10 years, we've seen each other try to float above our waterloos, sometimes successfully and other times not, but as with having friendships you're proud about, I echo his sentiments: eternal gratitude for having friends you can get mindlessly drunk with and forget about being judged, at the very least there's an interested set of ears who'll try to listen, no matter how repetitive your stories have become.)

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