|"That Amie's so dang hot she listened to me wail for 20 minutes and never once checked her phone..."|
There are several ways to be really cool and in on the latest trends for 2013.
One hip and happening way to ride above the norm of the normal is to listen to someone talk about grief and loss until they've talked your ear off.
Let them wear out their welcome on your sleeve. And after they do that, flip 'em over and let them do it to your other sleeve. Listen to them tell you all about the first time they met their beloved, and go on through their favorite memory, and then hold them while they incoherently sob and gasp about the day the earth stood still for them.
Those on the cutting edge of coolness will sit without looking at their watch once, letting time stand still for them as it has for the person they're receiving wet words from.
You can start by asking how they are doing. If you are the Elvis of emotion, you'll gently place your hand on their forearm and offer to do anything. There are things that are simple to you but impossible for them right now. Tell them you're going to the grocery store anyway and will pick up what they need for them as long as you're there -- they'll appreciate this because supermarket music will bring them to their knees with their eternal loop of Jackson Brown's "Fountain of Sorrow." Leave a surprise package of four Starbucks frappuccinos on their doorstep with a sheet of white paper taped to the top -- nothing but a big red heart drawn on it in marker.
Write the words "I love you" on the back.
Once you've decided to be a Love Rebel With a Cause, grab that black kickass love leather coat of yours and crank it up a notch. Call your griever in the morning, for only a few seconds and rock their world. Say, "Hey. Want you to know that I'm thinking about you." Yank on your badass Frye boots and use them to strut your tough self over to their doorstep; you may have to kick the door once or twice to let them know you're there because your hands will be too full with that night's dinner.
To ensure that you go all sexy James Dean Love on their walloped soul, tweak this special time with them:
- Strip your mind of all other thoughts when you're with them
- Turn off all communication devices
- DON'T USE YOUR PHONE
- Emphasize what they mean to you
- There are a hundred places you could be right now, LET THEM KNOW THIS IS THE ONLY ONE THAT COUNTS
- Let AVAILABLE become your first, middle, and last name
- Look at allllllll their pictures, their letters, their videos, look at it all, and say "I'm sorry"
- Mean every word
*I want to thank all my outasite bohemian beatniks who swooped down on their sparkly jagged wings of hep cat healing love and carried me through this month on their cool breeze.
I love you.
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